Interested in putting on an event? Great, me too! I’m available for speaking engagements, exhibits, pop-up activations, workshops, story collecting in your community, or whatever mix fits best. Simply fill in the form below so we can figure out how to work together. Depending on the type of event, not all fields may apply, so please just fill out as much information as you have available—we’ll go over the rest together. I’m looking forward to chatting with you!
What makes a good fit?
Strangers Project activations can scale up and down to best fit your needs. Each event can provide unique benefits to your business, school, or organization. Whether it's a cafe, retail shop, non-profit, college campus, or any other type of group, the Strangers Project can help show your community that you care about stories, drive traffic and interest to your business or mission, and provide a unique platform for people to engage.
Brandon Doman is the founder and curator of the Strangers Project—a collection of over 18,000 handwritten and anonymous journal entries that he's collected face-to-face from strangers around the country. He shares these stories daily with passionate fans around the world through the website, in interactive exhibits containing hundreds to thousands of stories are hung on the walls, and in his upcoming book What’s Your Story?: True Experiences from Complete Strangers (HarperCollins, Hardcover, May 2015).
In addition to collecting stories from strangers, Brandon has traveled the country helping raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention with the Send Silence Packing tours by the nonprofit organization Active Minds. This acclaimed suicide awareness program is a traveling display of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year. During these events, Brandon and his partner, alongside the local Active Minds chapter and volunteers, raised awareness about mental health and shared active ways that we can take care of ourselves, and of each other. Over the span of seven national tours, Brandon and his tour partner brought the program to over 90 cities and interacted with tens of thousands of people for this mental health advocacy mission.
While Brandon is no longer touring with Send Silence Packing, he has continued his relationship with Active Minds by running workshops about power and effects of sharing our stories during the 2014 and 2015 Active Minds National Mental Health on Campus conferences.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Brandon continues to run the Strangers Project full time while working and collaborating on a number of other story-sharing initaitives.