PostSecret has been a part of my life for many years, ever since I read my first postcard in middle school. I don’t remember what the secret was, but Frank’s address stood out to me. I realized that I was from the same town, and my twelve-year old self was astounded because I had mistakenly decided that nothing interesting ever happened in my town.
I looked up PostSecret, and discovered a community where strangers were brought together through their most liberating, painful, haunting, and intimate secrets.
Now, years later, as a PostSecret intern, I am excited to be directly working with such a beautiful and influential community. As interns, Katie and I brick 4x6 postcards together to add to the constantly growing pyramid of secrets. We have also been photographing objects that people mail in. These will hopefully be in the new PostSecret digital app.
Here is a small sample of some of the objects and secrets that people mail in to PS.
To me, what makes each postcard and secret so charming is the way that people choose to physically display it. Holding each postcards and object in my hands, even for one second, is absolutely incredible.