Private in Public

Annie Lundgren
1 min readDec 14, 2020


This weekend Theatrical-At-Home is streaming a collection of stories and music by local residents affected by the Almeda fires. The event is hosted by The Hearth and De La Raíz.

Tickets can be pre-ordered here:

I’ve been so happy to help my dear friends with this event by providing the streaming platform.

I’ll post the link again as we get closer.

I have to admit that I am nervous as I see so many familiar names purchasing tickets.

Until now, I’ve been able to keep the platform relatively secret. Great business strategy…

Most people I know had already seen Phoenix, Oregon so didn’t use the platform. New films and festivals brought in their own audiences.

While my friends know about the platform, mostly I’ve kept it separate from my regular life.

Now through a strange turn of events, nine months after I created it, many of my friends will be using the platform. I feel fairly confident, but it is definitely stretching my boundaries and comfort level.

It seems I’ve hacked the system this year. Tricked myself. Been public, but just barely. Blogged daily, but with limits. I don’t go out of my way to increase readership or expand my platform. Instead, it’s as if I’ve become private… in public.

♡ Annie

Originally published at on December 14, 2020.