About a year and a half ago, Brisbane artist Rachel Burke decided it was time to say ‘sorry’.
So, she bucked up the courage, picked up the phone and called an old friend she hadn’t spoken to in a while.
The pair had had a falling out, but both were ready to make amends.
“I felt like an idiot for not having done it sooner and it felt like a weight being lifted from my whole life,” Burke told Mamamia.
It was the first of many apologies from the 28-year-old, who quickly discovered she had a lot to get off her chest.
Hence, she began writing them down, pinning them to pom poms she had lying around and sharing her penitent creations on social media.
Before long, other people were asking if she wouldn’t mind sharing theirs too, and in September 2015 the “Apomogy” project was born.
Are there ever times when it’s OK to not accept an apology? (Post continues after audio.)
“I’m sorry that you stopped seeing me as beautiful like the stars. I’m sorry I still love you more than the constellations,” reads a message shared on Instagram this morning.
“I’m sorry about that time you chose drugs over your children and went to jail. You have to find redemption elsewhere… But you’re my mother and I still love you,” an earlier one says.