PostSecret aims to create an outlet for people to release the burdens that can come from holding onto their secrets.
In 2005, Frank Warren set out to find the answer to the question: What’s your secret? Using a Blogspot.com account, he created what has become one of the most well-known Internet phenomenons of the 21st century – PostSecret.
Five years after PostSecret’s creation, the entrepreneur is touring once again with “PostSecret Live,” a multimedia presentation. His next stop on his United States tour is Main Campus’ Baptist Temple.
The original concept began when Warren started collecting personal, homemade post cards that featured anonymous secrets sent to his home in Germantown, Md. From there, a selection of the postcards would be posted online. The site is updated every Sunday with new material. Secrets submissions must never have been shared before and must be true.
According to “My Secret,” one of Warren’s five PostSecret books, the concept seeks a deeper meaning than secrets dealing with sex, religion and embarrassing desires.
The purpose is to give strength to both the senders and readers, so that those who might have the same or similar secrets to those posted each week may know they are not alone.
Main Campus Program Board is sponsoring the Baptist Temple event, scheduled for Thursday. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Seats will be granted based on a first-come, first-serve basis. MCPB advises students to arrive early.
Open only to students with a valid OwlCard, the event is free.
A book signing will follow the presentation, and Warren’s books will be available for purchase, including his No. 1 New York Times best-seller, “PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God.”
During Warren’s presentations, audience members are usually invited to share their secrets, encouraging his message of strength and self-empowerment.
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