In 2004, a Maryland man named Frank Warren printed and distributed 3,000 copies of a postcard inviting strangers to anonymously participate in a community mail art project.
You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
Opting to use his home address as the project's reception point, Warren's mailbox quickly morphed into a mock confessional.
Today, PostSecret is a worldwide phenomenon. The PostSecret blog has amassed well over three hundred million hits and Warren has published five popular books containing a sampling of the postcards he has received. Additionally, a PostSecret art exhibition is currently making its way around the United States showcasing thousands of faceless secrets from around the world.
Because I have been utterly enamored with the PostSecret movement since happening upon a PostSecret book at an Urban Outfitters a while back, I would like to propose a mini PostSecret project to the tens of visitors of this web log. Though instead of mailing me postcards, I ask that you simply type your secret into the box below and mouse-click "Send."
If BlogSecret does, in fact, receive a healthy number of responses, I shall post them on this web log for your perusal at a later date.