I want to bring attention to the #safetypin movement which uses the safety pin as a symbol of tolerance and solidarity. These safety pins are worn
in public by those who wish to identify themselves as allies to members of the community who feel marginalized and vulnerable. This symbolism aims to champion a shared respect for all religions, nationalities and genders. The performance extends this discourse by asking the viewer to consider what more could be done to stand in solidarity with those at risk.
If you wear a hijab, I’ll sit with you on the train.
If you’re a person of color, Muslim, refugee, immigrants, women or member of the L.G.B.T. community.
If you need me, I’ll be with you. All I ask is that you be with me, too.