31 August 2012


PostSecret is an ongoing community project created by Frank Warren, in which people mail secrets anonymously on a handmade postcard. There is no restrictions on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never been spoken before. Entries range from admissions of sexual misconduct and criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams. Some these secrets are posted on the PostSecret website (updated every Sunday) or used for exhibitions or PostSecret's books. It was launched in 2005.
The books are compilations of submitted secrets, including some which were never posted on the website. Warren has stated that he includes a secret of his own in each book. But his "secret" is not anonymous like most. To date five books have been published:
-PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (2005)
-My Secret: A PostSecret Book (2006)
-The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book (2007)
-A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book (2007)
-Confessions on Life, Death, & God (2009).
This is one of the first mail projects I have discovered trough Internet. But I have recently found the twin versions of PostSecret in different countries and languages: PostSecretFrancePostSecret auf Deutsch (Germany), PostSecretPT (Portugal), Post Hemligheter (Sweden), etc. However, I am not sure if these sites are "official" nor regularly updated.

You can sent your secret to:
13345 Copper Ridge Road
Germantown, MD 20874

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