A "Confession Board" Lets People Share Secrets Anonymously
"Confession Boards" are popping up all over Seattle to let people get secrets off their chest. The boards allow people to share personal secrets in public places anonymously so everyone can have some relief and know that they aren't the only ones with struggles.
"It's so freeing to take something that you never thought you could tell anybody and actually tell everybody without anybody knowing it's you," Johanna Dodge said. "These are the things that we carry around with us that we don't share because we're afraid that people won't love us. But actually when you do reveal something truly personal and unique about yourself, people love you more."
The boards were created by former University of Washington students.
"It kind of puts things in perspective and makes you kind of realize that everybody around you has a life that's just as complex as your own," co-founder Samuel McDonald said. "It makes me excited to get up every day and know that we're doing something good and we're making the world a better place."
"People don't realize how impactful their story can be or their confession can be until after it's told," co-founder Anthony Jacobellis said. "Everybody has something on their chest."