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Dear Bench Diary,

Dessa Lohrey

Check out this video of the PechaKucha presentation I did on my project Bench Diary. Tied to a bench for one day, each Bench Diary invites those who happen upon it to share their inner(or outer)most thoughts. In my presentation, I take you through the process and read several touching, hilarious, wise, and honest entries from people all over Atlanta.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Your project is amazing. I wish I was in your city. I want to participate! Are you going to replicate this anywhere? And- have you heard of Mortified? I participate in that show- and it's a chance to recite diary entries from your teenage years. It's definitely cathartic to share your diary.

    • Dessa Lohrey

      Thanks Alessandra! I do want to replicate the project in other cities and countries even. Right now it's hard for me to devote a lot of time to it because of my job, but I'm working on big plans for making Bench Diary more of a "thing". I have heard of Mortified! I just listened to a podcast with Hilda Rasula and Lorelei Butters (do you know them?) where they talked about Mortified Nation and the show. You should check it out: http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/the-jv-club-88-hilda-rasula-and-lorelei-butters/