Updated: Sep 24, 2020
Juleen Moreno CEO, Mom is Always Write Media
200 North Grand Ave #144
West Covina CA 91791
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1234 Last Judgement Ln.
The highest court of the land, Heaven.
May I call you Ruth? Do you prefer Your Honor? Mrs. Ginsburg, I was deeply saddened by the news of your passing. I am considered to be a successful woman. I have been nominated for awards. I have been described as a female shark, yet I feel like I would be remiss if I did not stop to recognize that I as well, so many successful women stand on the back of your landmark work in women’s rights. Right now, the executive and legislative branches are arguing about whether they should replace you before or after the election. They fail to realize the bitter truth is that they can’t. They may choose to ignore your last wishes and fill your seat on the supreme court, but no one will ever be able to fill your shoes. No one since Thurgood Marshall has impacted civil rights the way you have. No woman in the workforce, or anywhere for that matter, can say we got here independently. We have a long way to go, but we could not have gone as far as we did without you. Your fight may be over, but I do not want you to worry. We will continue your fight, and we will finish what you started. I solemnly swear to take up your sacred mantle and fight for the rights of women everywhere. I promise to never forget that I have the right to bodily autonomy and equal pay because you were brave enough to step into a courtroom and fight for it. You were brave enough to be the one dissenting voice amongst your male colleagues. Because of you and women like you, I know that there is no limit to what I am capable of. The way you used your platforms to fight for us. I will use my platforms to fight for silenced voices too. You are an inspiration.
I often wondered if you ever second-guessed yourself. When you were one of eight women to attend Harvard Law School, and the dean asked you how you justified taking the position from a man, did you question whether you were doing the right thing, or did you press on without question? Did you know that you would be the catalyst for women to demand better from the people they put in office? Your life’s contribution to this world has made an impact on my generation and generations to come. I can only hope to be worthy of benefiting from the legacy you left behind. May we all be able to follow our moral compasses as surely and steadfastly as you did. I suppose I’m writing this letter because I never got to ask you these questions while you were alive, and I never got to thank you. Thank you, Honorable Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Rest in power, we’ll take it from here.
Juleen Moreno CEO Founder
Mom is Always Write Media