Dr. Laura, Why Are You Like This?

An Open Letter to the Conservative Icon who Betrayed Me

Rivka Wolf
Jun 11 · 7 min read
A woman with long hair twirls in a meadow filled with sunlight

One week ago, I called in to the Dr. Laura show.

I’ll admit, I made all the mistakes that people make when they turn to talk shows for comfort. I was lonely. I was needy. I wanted Dr. Laura to validate my existence. I wanted to live out this childhood fantasy I had of being truly heard by…