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Anonymous Apologies 

How it works and why it matters.

If we loosen our grip on right and wrong, and the blaming that follows, we can begin to notice how complicated most interactions are and to take responsibility for our part. Apologizing does not mean that the fault is entirely yours. Apologizing is a courageous act and requires humility, generosity, and compassion. It can feel good to apologize! The more we practice writing (or saying) apologies, the more it will become a part of our culture.

There are multiple parts to this project. Below is a form to submit an apology. It will remain open for an indefinite amount of time. The apologies below were written in the Apology Room at Smith College on April 24, 2024. In the room, visitors could read an apology submitted via the website, transcribe one of those apologies or write their own. Stay tuned for more iterations of the Apology Room.

Send an anonymous apology

Note: Your apology will become a part of an archive that others will be able to read and transcribe. I hope this will not deter you from participating. This experience is for you. Please email me with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

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