Bullying is an issue that seems to always have plagued society. Through the expansion of the internet and its evil spawn Social Media, bullying has reached a whole other realm, completely unfathomable to those of us who suffered enough torment as it was (or perhaps were the tormentors) with simple name calling and cruel note passing. Nowadays, kids can slander one another online, pass rumors through the internet, and move far too many to depression or suicide.
Post Secret’s Frank Warren started his project back in 2005 and it has taken the world by storm ever since it’s inception. People mail in anonymous postcards with their deepest confessions; Warren provides a safe space for the truth to finally come out. On occasion he provides a safe space for an open conversation about these very topics. Tonight at the American Visionary Art Museum, Warren will do just that. The AVAM will host an open dialogue, as presented by Warren and Post Secret, regarding bullying in our society. Pulling on PostSecret submissions, while simultaneously allowing attendees to turn in their own, the goal is to have an open conversation about being bullied, being the bullier, and how to combat it in our society.