Frank Warren is a member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau and creator of Post Secret, an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. Learn more about PostSecret: The Show or bring PostSecretU to your campus.
When I started PostSecret, I never knew how truly special the secrets I pulled from my mailbox would be or where the postcards would take me.
Joyful secrets, hilarious secrets, romantic, painful, transformative secrets, but what I didn’t see coming were the compassionate responses from strangers. It was exciting for me to curate PostSecret.com and the PostSecret books, but you turned the project into a conversation, you made a community. I began seeing the compassion and connection that surrounds us all the time but goes unseen. These were the stories behind the secrets.