I created Sticky Note Society with my friend Ethan Bennett in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election. We were feeling hopeless and lost, and we needed a project that would help us channel some of our frustration and heartbreak.
This digital community art project was inspired by the sticky note-filled wall that sprung up in New York's Union Square Station in November 2016. I saw it while commuting home just a few days post-election, and knew that I needed to share this experience beyond just New York City.
Ethan and I put our heads together, and the Sticky Note Society was born. In a few months, we gathered hundreds of notes from around the world, and filled our digital "wall" with messages of love, acceptance, tolerance, and hope. It helped us to not only heal, but turn our pain into action--a theme that has only continued since.