These days, ridding your mind of guilt has become a touch more high-tech than the old message in a bottle manoeuvre.
Founded by Frank Warren, PostSecret is an art project where people anonymously spill their secrets on a postcard and mail it in.
Every Sunday, new secrets are revealed on the postsecret.com website. The site has had over 700 million visitors and claims to be the biggest ad-free blog in the world. Its tagline is “Secrets are the currency of intimacy.”
The project has raised more than $1million for suicide prevention and has received more than a million anonymous postcards from people divulging their secrets.
There are also numerous Reddit and Subreddit internet forum threads devoted to getting something shameful off your chest in an anonymous, if not judgement-free, environment.
Visit postsecret.com for more information.