PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. Their secrets are posted every Sunday.
Some are funny and innocent.
Some are not.
All, in a strange way, are relatable.
We all understand pain, embarrassment, and loneliness.
In the social media age, putting the best images, ideas, and moments of ourselves forward is expected. Which, in moments of despair and grief, isolates even more.
To steal a concept from Stranger Things, PostSecret reveals the Upside Down dimension - the existing yet hidden parallel dimension of sorrow and fear inhabited by all human beings.
All human beings.
So even if we've never done this:
we can all relate to having our own secrets of stupidity that have been tucked away in the attic of shame and regret, only be unpacked and shared on a postcard. Not Facebook.
We are beautiful and wonderful, we are flawed and broken, and we all carry secrets.