13 April 2013

PostSecret Event

"Sometimes when we think we are keeping a secret, that secret is actually keeping us" - Frank

I was lucky enough to go to the PostSecret event at SkyCity Theatre in Auckland on Friday. Frank Warren, creator of the PostSecret project, spoke to us for an hour and a half about the project, secrets, and his journey. He gave a chance for audience members to share their secrets at the conclusion... and after no takers initially, there ended up being lines at the microphones to share.

The thing about secrets as they can be funny, sad, tragic, horrible, hurtful, heart-warming, criminal, sexy... they can be anything. Frank's talk made me laugh out loud many times, and it made me tear-up - if I'd been at home alone, I might've cried.

The project reminds us that there is always hope, and that we are never alone.

After a long time away from the PostSecret blog, I'm heading back there... and I want to post some of the images/secrets here.

PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Select secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret's books or museum exhibits.


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