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PeopleArePostingMessagesinaNewYorkSubwayUnderpassasaFormofPost-ElectionTherapy

Daniella Whyte
Daniella Whyte Researcher. Writer. Student.
1y Texas, United States Story
People Are Posting Messages in a New York Subway Underpass as a Form of Post-Election Therapy

Art comes in many shapes, sizes, colors, and forms. (So do feelings, emotions, and mental states.) The latest form happens to combine the two: people’s thoughts and emotions written out on different color Post-It notes on the walls of a 14th Street Subway underpass. 

It is known as “Subway Therapy” started by the artist “Levee”. And even though it has been going on for a while, with the stressful and volatile election cycle just ending and a new round of “Trumpolitics” just beginning, the wall of art is taking on whole new meaning.

To date, there are nearly 2000 Post-It notes on the wall. Some of them contain messages of love and courage while others contain words of fear and uncertainty. Levee states on his site that the project is to help people channel their emotional energy into something good. 


Not a bad idea. Sometimes people just need to be allowed to think, feel, vent, talk and then feel better. 

One wall poster quoted Michelle Obama in one of her campaign speeches for Hillary Clinton. Another quoted the Muslim minister and civil rights leader, Malcolm X. And still another posted up a quote from the late epic songwriter, Leonard Cohen

If you live near this part of New York, you should visit this site. If you don’t, take heart that while many people are disappointed or simply overwhelmed, there are people in the world who want to channel their frustration into positive energy and use it to do so good in the world. 


And, of course, Subway Therapy is much cheaper than a trip to the nearest psychologist.

Check out the Subway Therapy project on Instagram or the site here.

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3 comments

  • ShakeraBright
    1y ago

    This is an amazing idea. It's an awesome way to voice your opinion since subways are used often by many people.

    This is an amazing idea. It's an awesome way to voice your opinion since subways are used often by many people.

    • Daniella Whyte
      Daniella Whyte Researcher. Writer. Student.
      1y ago

      I agree. very innovative... and Levee seems to be a cool person to meet one day.

      I agree. very innovative... and Levee seems to be a cool person to meet one day.

  • Tammy Wakeford
    Tammy Wakeford Mogul Influencer/Freelance Writer
    12mo ago

    Love this idea. Maybe we'll see more of this as a type of peaceful yet powerful protest.

    Love this idea. Maybe we'll see more of this as a type of peaceful yet powerful protest.


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