On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
Some of us wondered how this could happen, while others asked why the hell anyone was surprised. A lot of us talked about how this would change things.
Often just a platform to share memes and sell ads, on November 9th our communities turned to Facebook as the most immediate access we had to a public space. Friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members shared writing that was angry, jaded, sad, tired, vulnerable, sincere, loving, and inspirational alike.
What’s on your mind? is a publication collecting writing posted on Facebook in the week after the November 8, 2016 election. On November 15, we will gather at Babycastles for a reading.
**FEATURING POSTS BY**
Aitan Eb, Ajón Dominique Crump, Alessandra Flora Barba, Alexis Rodriguez, Alon Sacks,Andrew Brown, Andrew Dolinar, Anna Shepperson, Antonia Lombardi, Ashlee Garrett, Ayanda Coolins, Ayqa Khan, Baca Wolinsky, Bartosz Grzegorz, Becca Rast, Bill Russell, Binya, Carolyn Hanson, Cassie Wagler, Cedric Wilson, Charlie Curran, Chelsea Elizabeth, Chris Burke, Christine Moore, Cole Moore, Conrad Volle, Dara Illowsky, Darren Kong, Destiny, Lalane, Diana Hou, Donauta Watson Starcevic, Eli Del Castillo, Elijah McGregor Fortson, Eliza Gilmore, Erika Illyse, Evan Sumortin, Fei Liu, Forumm Shah, Greg Fox, Greta Neubauer, Hannah, Isobel Arthen, Jacob Buckley,James King, Jay Hayward, Jenna Rubbicco Legge, Jennifer Chitiva, Josh Krigman, Jyotsna Bodapati, KC Alvey, Kelsey Hunter, Kent Smith,Kerry Cox, Kirk Gordon, Lai Yi Ohlsen, Lala Hernandez, Laura Gardner, Lauren Cheung, Lauren Sukin, Lilly Goodspeed, Lisa Giordano, Lorraine Fei, Lucas Huh, Margaret Hanson, Mariana Michelle, Marion Berger, Michael Greenberg, MJ Batson, Morissa Zuckerman, Naheem Morris, Nara Shin, Neidin Hernandez, Nikita Uberoi, Oberländer Kẹil, Oh Verde, Oren Shoham, Patrick Steadman, Paul John, Paul Myoda, Rachel Fong, Rachel Uwa, Rebecca Seidel, Ryan Glassman, Ryan Kuo, Sabrina Imbler, Sam Debrule, Sam Rolfes, Sheetal Prajapati, Supreeti Sharma, Theo Thimo, Will Mayner, Zoe Clark
If you need some help finding statuses, we've put together a handy scraper that helps you find all of your friends' facebook statuses from the week after November 8, 2016 and combines them together into a PDF in chronological order. It's kind of like a time capsule, for research and reflection. You can download it here: http://whats-on-your-mind.info