It’s a place for New Yorkers to gather and share their hidden sins, secrets, and suffering. Submissions are printed on-site at an installation at 401 W 14th Street in the Meatpacking District.
1) No names or personally identifying information (yours or anyone else's)
2) No profanity or hateful language or terms
3) Speak your truth
Note: By submitting your story, you are giving the artist and her partners permission to store, print, display, and read aloud your submission. See full terms.
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Do not use this site to communicate anything you wish to keep private. If you do not wish to have any or all parts of your submission made available by or on these sites, published, copied, or reprinted, you should not submit such information.
Please note that other people may use any or all of the information published on this site and that such use is beyond the City’s control.
Do not submit any confidential, sensitive, or personally identifiable information (for example but not limited to names, addresses, or birth dates).
The City does not approve, endorse, or adopt any submitted content, and the City assumes no liability for any submissions by you or others. You agree to indemnify the City against all claims and liabilities resulting from any submitted content.
All submitted content is read at your own risk, and the City recommends that you not rely on the information or advice in any published material.
By submitting any information on this site, you acknowledge, consent and irrevocably grant to The City of New York, a municipal corporation acting by and through the Commission on Human Rights (“CCHR”) and the Department of Cultural Affairs (“DCLA”), and its employees, successors, affiliated entities, assignees, licensees, or contractors (collectively, “The City”), a non-exclusive license to use, display, reproduce, transmit, and modify the submission, in whole or in any part, (the “submission”) in connection with the City’s Public Artist in Residence project (the “PAIR Project”) in all forms of media whether now known or hereafter devised (including, but not limited to any art installation created in connection the PAIR Project, the City’s and CCHR’s websites, as well as its social media accounts, such as Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook, printed or sponsored publications, and other audio-visual or digital work) for all purposes, including advertising, trade, or any commercial purpose, governmental promotional efforts, public awareness campaigns, or promoting the City’s or CCHR’s services (collectively, “Programs”) throughout the world and in perpetuity.
You understand, acknowledge, and agree that you will have no right or opportunity to review, revise, or approve any materials containing your submission, in whole or in any part, or the uses to which it and Programs may be applied. You understand that your submission may be used in connection with the PAIR Project and will be available to the public and to anyone with an internet connection if posted on the City’s or CCHR’s websites or social media accounts. You also understand that you will not be compensated for the use of the submission. You also understand and acknowledge that your submission, in whole or in part, may be edited or revised. Any submission on this site will not be acknowledged.
Your submission will not be acknowledged, and you will not be contacted if your submission is published, used, or modified. The City is not obligated to use the submission or any of the rights granted herein.
You agree to release and hold harmless The City of New York, CCHR, DCLA their employees, successors, any affiliated entities, assignees, licensees, or contractors, and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (the PAIR Project artist-in-residence) from any claims, demands, or causes of action that may arise regarding the use of your submission, including but not limited to claims of defamation; invasion of privacy; infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright.
The City retains the right to remove any submission published on this site for any reason, including but not limited to, content that it deems threatening, demeaning, profane, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or promotion of organizations or programs, or otherwise injurious or illegal.
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