Girls & Secrets
New York, NY February 22, 2008- On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, www.allykatzz.com launched a new section: “I’VE GOT A SECRET.” It’s where GIRLS AGES 10-15 ANONYMOUSLY POST THEIR SECRETS. In less than 48 hours over 425 SECRETS were posted.
Invitation to girls: “Got secrets you want to share but are afraid to even tell your best friend for fear of what she’ll think? Want to read secrets from other girls so you can see that you aren’t the only one with secrets? This is the place to anonymously tell YOUR secrets.”
Girl secrets started pouring in…confessions, fears, desires, needs, disloyalties, heartbreaks and embarrassing moments. Some bring tears to our eyes, some make us smile… and all let us know what’s really going on in the hearts and heads of tween and teen girls.
Like these SECRETS:
“i murdered my cat on accident…because i accidently slammed my cats head into my car door…. and i had to throw my dead cat in this ditch behind my neighbors house.. and i had to lie to my mom and told her he ran away”
“i secretly want my parents to get a divorce…..”
“I know it’s SUPER HORRIBLE, but I’m attracted when a boy talks about his “private parts” I feel all sick inside. I’m discusted at myself. “
“I am anorexic. I hate eating in public, and I am OBSESSED with the Nutrition Facts or whatever on the back of all the boxes of food. I think I’m fat, because I am almost 12, 5 feet 4 inches tall, and I weigh a whopping 96 pounds!!!!! “
The link to view ALL SECRETS: http://www.allykatzz.com/page/blogs/secrets/
Awesome. Really! I love Post Secret, so this is a great idea. Why? Because little girls/tween girls feel SO ALONE at times. They feel like no one could feel as they do– or go through what they have gone through– or hide what they need to hide… And this is a great anonymous way for girls to see their peers’ fears and feel a little less alone.
I scanned through the site, and felt my own personal time warp. Some of the things the girls said were similar to issues I worried about as a girl.
Some of them made me smile triumphantly. Why? Because there are a few comments in there you can just FEEL were made up– and you know what? Good. Obviously that child feels they need to create their own anonymous myth, just to feel a little cheeky, or powerful, or heroic, or their own legend. Every kid (especially girls) does it– makes some tiny lie to feel invisible or important. It’s a moment of thrill, mischievousness, and independence.
I dig it. Brava, AllyKatzz!
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