Posted by: bluesyemre | August 21, 2013

The Strangers Project (an ongoing collection of over 6,000 anonymous journal entries collected from complete strangers)

International Story Day is one week away! One of the volunteers, Marisa, will be collecting in Berkeley, CA. She just shared the awesome sign she made for the event!You can still sign up to collect stories with the rest of the world, see where others are collecting, and learn more about the event at

  • The Strangers Project is a collection of anonymous stories written as “journal entries” on the spot by passing strangers. I ask people to write about anything they want—as long as it’s true. The result is a mosaic of stories from the lives happening around us at every moment. These are our friends, our families, and people we’ve never spoken to. Every moment billions of stories are unfolding—this is a glimpse into some of those things we may normally not notice. These are our lives. It’s important for us to both share and hear stories from the people we share our space with. I believe that when people are given the opportunity to have a voice we can explore the connections that make us human. Every day we visit work, school, cities and businesses. We sit next to one another on trains, on buses and in cars. We take care of our families and friends, and of ourselves. Every day, we choose what we expose to one another.

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