‘Together we are strong’: New Yorkers are filling their subway with inspiring anti-Trump notes

‘Anger can be power if you know how to use it’


New Yorkers have been writing Post-It notes on the subway, reacting to Donald Trump’s election and sharing defiant messages about the future.

Apparently the notes were started by an artist known as Levee, who posted some in the underpass between the 1 train and the L at 14th Street and 6th Avenue.

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After the notes built up all weekend at the Union Square stop, we chose some of our favorites. As we took pictures, a young woman posted a note saying ‘For my daughter, Emma. Love ALWAYS trumps hate.’

She told us: “She’s three weeks old.”

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Of the hundreds of Post-Its, many still express the anger people feel.

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‘Stay awake. Question Everything. Love continuously. Discern..’

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‘Let this start change’

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‘Anger can be power if you know how to use it’

Most are intended to inspire us in the weeks and months ahead.

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‘What makes us different makes us all stronger’

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‘Because love goes a lot further than hate’

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‘The great work begins’

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‘Go high. Stay focussed. Stay informed. Be heard’

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‘When they go low, we go high’

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Girl power is stronger than ever and with “Pussy Grabs Back,” women are just getting started.

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‘Proud to be a Nasty Woman’

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‘My pussy grabs back’

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‘Don’t ever give up on something that’s worth fighting for. – HRC’

Nasty women dont forget - a post it note on the new york subway

‘Nasty woman don’t forget’

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‘Hell hath no fury like women scorned’

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‘Girls: Stay strong’

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‘Still with her’

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‘Elizabeth Warren 2020’

The messages assure people this isn’t the end of their fight, and some even do it with a bit of humor.

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‘Even Hogwarts fell to Voldemort. We can win! (Love always does)’

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‘All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you. – Gandalf’

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‘Trump is a fuckboy’

Others chose to share something a bit more personal.

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‘My family came to this country to make a better life. They watched the KKK burn crosses to scare them away. Now, they live in PA. They voted for Trump. How did we forget that we are all immigrants? The American dream is big enough for all of us.’

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‘Right now, America is not a country worthy of the sacrifices my mother made when she came here. But it can be.’

New Yorkers are angry, determined and they’re not afraid to show it. But they all want to get the same message across — that they’re all in this together, and they’re not going anywhere.

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‘Now is not the time to say good night’

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‘Dear Trump. You mess with one of us you mess with us all!’

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‘Together we are strong’