Tuesday, November 9, 2010

post secret event

last week, frank warren, creator of the post secret blog, came to campus
i asked several of our campus center student employees to attend the event
as the second session of our c.l.a.w. (creating leaders at work) program for the school year.
 post secret started five years ago with frank handing out self-addressed postcards
around washington, d.c. asking people to write their secrets down and mail the postcard.
once he started receiving the postcards, he would scan & post them on to his blog.
knowledge of the blog spread and went viral .
in 2008, he linked up with 1-800-suicide and was trained to take calls.

beyond the blogging aspect, which i obviously enjoyed, it was interesting artistically.
frank shared how he had an art show at georgetown & his dad came out from arizona to see it
and finally understood the impact of what he was doing,
opening the door for conversation.
frank warren believes reading other's secrets opens the door in your own relationships.
he told stories of his blog readers who testify to learning more
& deepening a relationship thanks to regularly reading post secret with their significant other.
image found on amazon
he earned further popularity with the all american rejects' dirty little secret video,
which features 300 or so of actual postcards he's received.
the project has been going for five years & he's published five books of the postcards.
image found on amazon
and i had a very positive response from the students i asked to attend the event;
one even stopped by my office to say thank you.
thank you, frank warren, fore creating something to help us converse.

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