Aug 06, 2014

Project Voice's Guerrilla Art Subway Intervention

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One participant covers a NYC subway window with sticky notes.

On 7/30/14 from 12:30 - 2:30pm, six people flooded New York City subway cars with sticky notes of hand images from Project Voice's website paired with statements as straightforward as "Abortion is nothing to be ashamed of" and as poetic as Muriel Rukeyser's "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open." The notes were written in both English and Spanish. An effort to destigmatize abortion, this nomadic exhibition was funded by the Abortion Conversation Project.

Participants faced a range of responses: One man furiously removed a bunch of sticky notes, a woman expressed gratitude for these messages, a child asked for a note to bring home, some passengers took photos, some expressed anger, and others voiced support for the project. An MTA worker offered tips on how to not get arrested while a street performer gave our participants a shout-out: "Give it up for the sticker ladies!"