'Subway Therapy': Commuters Stick Post-It Notes on Walls to Share Election Blues
Following Donald Trump’s election to the White House, New Yorkers have been leaving Post-It notes with messages of hope, love and healing as part of “subway therapy.”
Some of the messages, which started appearing Wednesday, included: “You will not divide us. Love is everything,” “Everything will be alright” and “It doesn’t end today.”
healing post-it notes in union sq station pic.twitter.com/yznMw59oT3— Anna Silman (@annaesilman) November 9, 2016
The messages are aimed at combatting and protesting Trump’s campaign rhetoric, which has been dubbed hateful and xenophobic.
The “subway therapy” was created by New York artist Levee who told ABC7: “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.”
As protests erupted in cities around the country, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly called out a Yale University professor who made midterms optional so students can deal with Trump’s victory.
“The email came after the professor received requests for extensions from some students that were in, ‘fear for their families’. This happened at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. These students will probably go on to be leaders in their chosen fields, and executives in major companies. Basically run this country in twenty years,” she wrote on her website.
She also posted screen shots of the email and wrote: “Try not to laugh too hard.”
On her show, The Kelly File, she said that anyone who allows students to skip out on a test in an institute of higher learning because of the election result “completely misunderstands the point of college.”
As many wrap their head around what happens next with Trump as commander-in-chief, the late night hosts are trying to find humor in the uncertain times.
Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj, a Muslim, spoke to host Trevor Noah on Wednesday’s episode to discuss how frightened he was of a Trump presidency.
Since Trump proposed a Muslim ban during his campaign, Minhaj said: “I am panicking because melanin doesn’t rub off.”
He also told a story about how his mother, who is an American citizen, and is out of the country until February, fears she won’t be able to return under Trump’s reign.
“I need her back home because I love her... and she owes me $300,” he said.
On Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee said: ”What we did was the democratic equivalent of installing an above-ground pool. Even if we’re lucky and it doesn’t seep into our foundations, the neighbors will never look at us the same way again.”
She also blasted white women who voted for Trump, saying: “A majority of white women, faced with the choice between the first female president and a vial of weaponized testosterone, said, ‘I’ll take Option B. I just don’t like her.’ Hope you got your sticker, ladies. Way to lean out.”
On Conan, the host offered more optimism, saying: “In America we get to pick who is going to ruin our country. It’s a privilege. Everybody should feel grateful that we get to vote.”
He then quoted Winston Churchill saying: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.”