What Are You Afraid Of?
The day after the 2016 presidential election, I initiated an open call to illustrators to draw their deepest fear during a Trump presidency. Nine of the drawings were published that weekend in the New York Times's Sunday Review section.
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