New temporary online submission series starts today. A little backstory then instructions at the bottom. If you’re not familiar with the project at all, be sure to check it out on instagram

Hey everyone! Brandon here.

As many of you know… there normally are no online submissions for the Strangers Project. The 60,000+ stories that make up the collection have been shared during in-person events I’ve hosted over the past decade.

Back in April when we were all in our homes I decided to do the first temporary online submission series around the theme of what life is like in Quarantine.

By late June…


The Strangers Project is a collection of over 60,000 handwritten, anonymous stories shared spontaneously by strangers. For the past decade I’ve been collecting stories out in the real world—no online submissions. While I do share stories daily online on Instagram, Facebook, and my website—every story was originally written in the real world from the strangers I met.

When the 2020 pandemic hit I decided to reach out to the community to send in stories around the theme of “what it’s like being you—right now.”

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing these quarantine stories with you.

If you would like to share your own experience during this pandemic and learn more about the project, please click here.

Washington Square Park — April 14th, 2019

Quarantine Stories: Part I

The following is…


Hi there. My name is Brandon. I used to collect stories. No, I still do. It’s just a little different all of the sudden. Let’s back up.

I run the Strangers Project. If you haven’t heard of it yet I’m super happy that you’re finding it now.

So, do you ever see a stranger and wonder…

“What’s it like being you?”

I’ve been asking that question for the past 11 years and have received more than 60,000 hand-written, true, and anonymous answers from strangers I’ve met.

Back in 2009 I was sitting outside of a coffeeshop watching people pass by…

Brandon Doman

The Strangers Project is an ongoing collection of over 60,000 stories collected from strangers. What's your story? Instagram: @StrangersProj

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