Photos: Post-election love notes take over NYC subway
Post- election New Yorkers place messages in the subway Photograph: (AFP)
Subways in New York have turned into art installation passages, with thousands writing notes of unity, love, grief and more. Named Subway Therapy, the movement gained momentum after several thousands opened up their hearts and wrote, literally on the wall.
Here in pictures:
Leaving a protest on Wednesday night, exhausted and with a headache that hasn't completely gone away since Tuesday, I stumbled upon this wall of post-it notes in Union Square, where New Yorkers grieved, raged, and loved in pastel colors on the subway wall. The crowd that gathered stood quietly reading them one by one or scribbling their own. I added mine: "You matter. I love you. I am with you." I am and you do. I will do better. We will do better. #election #subwaytherapy #nyc
"I love you if you are Muslim. I love you if you are black. I love you if you are Hispanic. I love you if you are disabled. I love you if you are a victim of sexual assault. I love you if you are poor. I love you no matter what and will fight for you no matter what. And if he builds a wall, I will raise my children to tear it down." ~We're building our own kind of walls here in New York City??~ #subwaytherapy #lovewillalwaystrumphate #notmypresident #strongertogether
For the next few hours I will be posting my favorite #SubwayTherapy post it's. To all of my #Muslim friends, know me and many others are here. If you feel harassed or scared we will sit with you, cry with you, throw some bows if need be. We WILL fight for you. #realAmerica #makingAmericaGreatFinally #love #religiousfreedom
(Contributed by: Zeba Khan)