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11 Hopeful Messages From NYC’s “Subway Therapy” Sticky Notes

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11 Hopeful Messages From NYC’s “Subway Therapy” Sticky Notes
“Stay Hopeful, we have so much strength together.” So much beauty in the “Subway Therapy” project. Take a look at some of the messages from Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy that just hit the shelves today.

In the wake of the 2016 US presidential election, the subway tunnels of New York City saw the birth of a beautiful project, “Subway Therapy.” It was a source of solace, hope, and comfort to those that have found themselves disenfranchised by the vitriolic hate spewed by both sides over the last days of the election.

It was an emotional time in NYC, and while some people in our fair city celebrated the win of the anti-establishment President-elect, others experienced sadness, fear, hopelessness, and anger. Even the most hardened Trump supporter can probably understand the sadness felt by women, ethnic minorities, and the LGBT community during the post-election fallout. THAT is what made the “Subway Therapy” project so special.

At some point during Wednesday, November 9, 2016, sticky notes bearing phrases of hope, and comfort (and of course… some anger) began appearing on the wall of the 14th St–Sixth Ave subway station. Messages like; “we will never give up,” “lift every voice,” and  “This too shall pass.”

Let’s take a look at some pictures from the Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy book:

Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy
Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy

Featured image source [Phil Roeder]