What popped up over night has taken the Mission by storm. Strangers from all walks of life have come together to admit their deepest feelings in the form of post-it notes.
Inspired by similar events that took place in New York, SF has adopted it’s style of post-it’s and heartfelt messages. With the turn of events regarding the presidency, people need to hear and write words of encouragement, confidence, and security.
New York artist Matthew Chavez, a.k.a. Levee, started his “Subway Therapy” wall last Wednesday, providing Post-Its for strangers to leave notes to each other and a message that simply said “Express Yourself” in a long underground tunnel that connects the Sixth and Seventh Avenue stations at 14th Street in Manhattan. According to ABC News, more than 1500 notes have gone up on the walls so far.
What we know so far, is that this installation is only temporary so you should definitely write something before it’s taken down for good.
Organizers Muriel MacDonald, Tamilla Mir and Melissa Goldman issued a statement saying, “In this time when so many members of our community feel threatened, we hope our Wall of Empathy will communicate support and love, as well as help those who participate to process their feelings. Hate crimes and hateful rhetoric have no place in our city. We are stronger together.”