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Subway Sticky Notes Aim to Uplift New Yorkers Post-Election

Image: People look at post-it notes covering a wall as part of the art piece 'Subway Therapy' at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan
People look at post-it notes covering a wall as part of the art piece 'Subway Therapy' at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 13. ALBA VIGARAY / EPA

A visual response to President-elect Donald Trump is decorating a subway station in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Over 6,000 messages have been posted expressing love, fear and hope. Matthew Chavez, who created the project "Subway Therapy," brought sticky notes and pens to the station, encouraging New Yorkers to write what they're feeling and post it on the tile wall.

The subway therapist, who is not actually a licensed practitioner, said the days following the election have been really stressful for people: "I wanted to give people an opportunity to feel less stressed or get something off their chest."

Image: A wall is covered with post-it notes as part of the art piece 'Subway Therapy' on the Union Square
A wall is covered with post-it notes at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 13. ALBA VIGARAY / EPA