Ms. Ashley Cleveland
204 Bramerton Ct
Franklin, TN 37069
Dear Ms. Cleveland,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your work as a gospel singer. Some of my favorite songs that you sang are Lesson of Love, There is Light, Mighty Lord, I Know Who I Am, Your Saving Grace, Lucky Never Had it So Good, Land of the Living, and many others. Ms. Cleveland, I think that you do such an excellent job singing songs including Christian songs because I like on how you make your songs have symbolisms like the need for love when times are hard, working hard to overcome different struggles in life, how religion should be used for helping people or showing compassion to people who are different, a strong need for friendships, and many others. Besides your work as a singer, I truly appreciate on how you are an advocate for civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes to reduce discrimination. Also on your activism I like on how you provide funds to non-profit health care organizations to help people with pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need, and raise money to help improve programs to help people who are homeless or are low-income to get food including other supplies. Another thing to add is I like on how you use your role as a Christian to express the need for Christians to help support people with disabilities’ rights and the need for Christians to not use religion as a tool of hate, but a tool to help other people including people who are poor or give compassion.
Ms. Cleveland, , I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Another thing that I struggle with a disability is when other people including other adults get judgmental about me being different from them and have struggles to find different methods to improve myself. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also being a Christian with a disability is a challenge when other people and some Christians or people who are very religious use bigotry along with get judgmental about me having a disability. In the world, I lose faith in myself when I have struggles in life or when the world is toxic or hard to navigate. Gospel music that has messages about life, need for compassion including helping others, working hard to improve yourself when there are challenges gives me motivation to work on finding ways to help better improve myself. I spend time praying for other people to do well in life when they have struggles, volunteer to help feed homeless people or people who are low income with non perishable food, practice along with educating myself on how to be compassionate along with kindness when I feel down or discourage about myself. Your gospel music is very helpful to me to guide myself to try to understand life, better improve myself, use compassion along with kindness to make a world a better place, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are a very talented singer. You do such an excellent job making your songs creative, clever, and have a message. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, be a fan of your music including continue to listen to gospel, and to continue to be a Christian when I face challenges. Here is a small donation to help your activism. I was wondering if you could please give me some advice about life when there are challenges. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference for society and music.