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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Open letter to Disney Channel

Dear Disney Channel, 

You know, as well as I that times are tough. And, when times got tough, Walt Disney himself always found the bright side and learned from his mistakes. 
Girl Meets World is an amazing story that teaches the world good lessons on very difficult topics. 
This show is more than a sitcom. It's a powerful story with characters that touch the hearts of all generations. 
The story of Riley Matthews, Maya Hart, Farkle Minkus, Lucas Friar, Zay Babineaux, Isadora Smackle and many other characters has influenced the current generation to be the best person they can be. The message of this tale is so important for people of all ages and from all walks of life to consider, especially during the hard times we now face. 
The Disney company has always been a beacon of light in a dismal world. It's your mantra.

Walt Disney himself lived this philosophy, and this show does that better than any show I have ever seen on your television network. 
As much as I love the shows that I grew up with on Disney Channel, none have touched my heart in the way that this story has. 
It's based on reality, but it's also based on possibility. 
The power to believe in yourself, and to trust that life knows what it's doing. Even when you feel lost or scared, there are ways to face the world and take it head on. That message, and that lesson means more than any slapstick comical cartoon that airs on television. It means more than any soap opera with a love triangle. 
The world needs this story, now more than ever to keep the hope alive. 
Renewing Girl Meets World is staying true to Walt Disney's work ethic. 
"The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather the things we do for the people we love and esteem." - Walt Disney
I'm asking you now, Disney. Do you love your audience? You claim to. You pride yourself on how your audience reacts to your creations. 
You've got people that love these characters and they are learning from them. You've got multiple ages watching this show. It's your largest audience base. 
You have a following that cares about this story, and an entire generation growing with Riley Matthews. 
Are you really going to let something that incredible go? 
What's your plan after airing such a complex and interesting story? 
Do you have a better one? 
I'll tell you right now, I have never seen its like in any other media format. 
This is a new Renaissance. 
Girl Meets World isn't about sitcom jokes and comedy. It's about learning who you are, and discovering that you influence people everyday. 
People change people. 
You've got people telling you how much this story means to them. 
Stories have always been the best way you kept Walt Disney's legacy alive. 
Don't take this show away from them! 
Please Renew this show, because this story needs to be told. A story that reaches so many people in so little time always deserves to be shared. 
Walt Disney was a storyteller. 
This story is something I believe he would want to share. 
Don't lose the very heart of your company. 
Give Riley a chance to meet the world, so we can see the possibilities. 

Thank you for listening, 

Sarah Golden

Dear readers,

Thank you for reading my open letter to the Disney Channel. It means the world to me. 
Disney has cancelled, but this show still has a shot! Join us during World Meets Girl as we campaign for Netflix and Hulu to save the show! 
And please request Girl Meets World Season 4 at this link: 
Please help us save this beautiful story that Walt Disney would be proud to share! 
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Sign these petitions to keep Riley's tale alive: 

For more info on What you can do for GMW, read this tumblr post: 


  1. Beautiful sentiments, beautifully written.

  2. I'm glad you were able to put it in words

  3. I love girl meets world way too much and plus this says a lot about growing up and making the world a better place And this show inspires a lot of people to do good in the world so please keep girl meets world around for a long time

  4. Beautiful letter Sarah. GMW covered things that is current(cyber-bullying, pressure of high school,finding your identity, cultural heritage, etc.)

  5. Thank you for this letter. me and my wife love watching girl meets world. It is so much better then any show on regular tv