Style, Family, Design, Culture, and Well-being

Storytelling Essays based on all of the topics or none at all!

Welcome to With Love, L. I’m LaTonya Yvette, the founder of LY, a lifestyle site that focuses on family, style, design, wellbeing, culture and community. I’m also the author of Woman Of Color, which was published in April of 2019 and I’m currently writing my second book, to be published by Dial Press in-between caring for two cats, two kids my pseudo personality as a grumpy Native New Yorker.

With Love, L is an exclusive essay format love letter in the spirit of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker’s love letters to one another. As LY rolls into its tenth year, it is more important than ever to not only hone in on the different conversations in this existing and expanding community, but make room for the emotional vastness of the burgeoning conversations as well. Quite often, these letters feel as if they can’t be encapsulated over on a long-running lifestyle site, no matter how much the site shapes and shifts.

I am hopeful these letters will continue to stand the test of time. I write you. You write me. Sometimes I’ll have guests pass through (as every stoop hang does). Comments are like stoop hangs in city summers and letters should be sipped slowly over morning tea or late-evening wine.


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