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20 Of The Most Touching Submissions To Postsecret

Can sharing secrets with strangers bring us together?

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If you don't know PostSecret, you have been missing out on one of the most interesting art projects of this past decade.
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If you don't know PostSecret, you have been missing out on one of the most interesting art projects of this past decade.

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PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard.
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PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard.

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The concept of the project was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed.
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The concept of the project was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed.

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No restrictions are made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before.
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No restrictions are made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before.

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Entries range from admissions of criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams
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Entries range from admissions of criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams

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For ten years now, strangers from around the world have been sending their secrets to a suburban home in Germantown, Maryland, written or glued onto anonymous postcards.
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For ten years now, strangers from around the world have been sending their secrets to a suburban home in Germantown, Maryland, written or glued onto anonymous postcards.

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Frank, the creator of the project, worked at a suicide prevention hotline before starting PostSecret.
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Frank, the creator of the project, worked at a suicide prevention hotline before starting PostSecret.

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After losing a friend to suicide, PostSecret became for him a way to allow people to express their own pain in the way his friend had been unable to.
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After losing a friend to suicide, PostSecret became for him a way to allow people to express their own pain in the way his friend had been unable to.

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"I think in some ways I've had to become the person who can look at all those postcards everyday, because some of the details on the secrets are painful and difficult to read", Frank said.
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"I think in some ways I've had to become the person who can look at all those postcards everyday, because some of the details on the secrets are painful and difficult to read", Frank said.

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"But at a very deep level I have a strong connection to the project, and I think that some people come to the Web site or look at the project and it might make them feel depressed or down, but I have the opposite reaction." he continued.
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"But at a very deep level I have a strong connection to the project, and I think that some people come to the Web site or look at the project and it might make them feel depressed or down, but I have the opposite reaction." he continued.

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"In my childhood I had some difficulties, I had some challenges, so when I see these postcards every day it makes me feel like I'm not alone with my burden. I feel more connected to people. So in a weird way the secrets give me strength".
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"In my childhood I had some difficulties, I had some challenges, so when I see these postcards every day it makes me feel like I'm not alone with my burden. I feel more connected to people. So in a weird way the secrets give me strength".

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Frank reads every secret and keeps each post card.
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Frank reads every secret and keeps each post card.

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The aim to tell a story through these individual secrets means that he tries to include secrets in each weekly selection that span over varying notes of human emotion.
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The aim to tell a story through these individual secrets means that he tries to include secrets in each weekly selection that span over varying notes of human emotion.

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There are secrets about peeing in the shower, watering plants with orange juice, and still thinking that monsters live under the bed.
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There are secrets about peeing in the shower, watering plants with orange juice, and still thinking that monsters live under the bed.

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But there are others,too.
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But there are others,too.

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Secrets about betrayal and lies, masked loneliness, anguish and pain.
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Secrets about betrayal and lies, masked loneliness, anguish and pain.

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A lot of the secrets deal with untold feelings and what might have been.
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A lot of the secrets deal with untold feelings and what might have been.

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And a huge percentage tackles the petrifying feeling of not knowing how life is going to map out - or knowing exactly how it is going to go ahead.
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And a huge percentage tackles the petrifying feeling of not knowing how life is going to map out - or knowing exactly how it is going to go ahead.

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Each Sunday, Frank uploads ten new secrets onto his website. Some are so human and relatable you can't help but feel as though someone has mailed your own.
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Each Sunday, Frank uploads ten new secrets onto his website. Some are so human and relatable you can't help but feel as though someone has mailed your own.

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Read through the PostSecret archives if you're interested in finding out more, or visit www.postsecret.com this Sunday to see the new secrets.
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Read through the PostSecret archives if you're interested in finding out more, or visit www.postsecret.com this Sunday to see the new secrets.

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