Subway Therapy let thousands of New Yorkers leave their election grief on Post-it notes

Posted On Thu, November 10, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, November 10, 2016 By In Art, City Living

Photo via office of Governor Cuomo

In addition to last night’s anti-Trump rallies, the 14th Street-6th/7th Avenue subway tunnel was transformed into a post-election grieving center of sorts. Here, the artist Levee installed a temporary art installation called Subway Therapy that was a colorful collection of thousands of Post-it notes on the wall where people wrote in their feelings. “Because of how stressful the last couple of days were, I thought it would be nice to have something that people could do really quickly so they could maybe get something off their chest,” Levee told ABC7.

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According to Subway Therapy’s site, 2,000 messages were left on the wall, ranging from “Don’t fight hate with hate” and “The future is STILL female” to simply “WTF” and “This sucks.”

The project actually began several years ago as a way to help people “smile, laugh, and feel less stress.” Though Levee is quick to point out that he’s not a licensed therapist, he says: “I like to listen and when asked I give personal advice from my experience. I believe that people grow and learn through dynamic conversation, and it should be occurring way more often than it does.”


[Via ABC7]

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