TITLE

What Are You Afraid Of?

DESCRIPTION

The day after the 2016 presidential election, I initiated an open call to illustrators to draw their deepest fear of a Trump presidency. I published eight of the drawings that weekend in the New York Times' Sunday Review section.

TYPE OF PROJECT

Editorial Feature

YEAR

November 2016

I fear that my body will no longer be my own. 
—PING ZHU, New York

The fear that the only thing connecting us is our failure to connect.

—ROMAN MURADOV, San Francisco

I fear the monster that dwells within each of us, no matter what we believe in.

—JUN CEN, New York

My deepest fear is not being able to protect and provide for my child, if I ever have one.

—DANIEL ZENDER, New York

I wondered who each person I encountered had voted for

— a worm of doubt had crawled into my brain.

—JOOHEE YOON, New York

Fear of hate speech

—FRANZISKA BARCZYK, Toronto

I might become a passive stone that escapes in thinking instead of taking action.

—CYNTHIA KITTLER, Offenbach am Main, Germany

The scariest thing is having to face the other me.

—SARAH MAZZETTI, Bologna, Italy

I fear the regression of rights and policies that protect us. But I am still working — and that is affirming.

—TOYIN ODUTOLA, New York

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