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#MalaysiaGoodson carried a stroller and her 1 y.o. daughter down the steps of NYC’s subway and died after tumbling down a flight of stairs at Seventh Avenue station.

Her daughter survived the fall. Ms. Goodson did not.
@MTA loves to remind you of all the ways you can inconvenience other commuters or the amount of work they have to do, picking up after a city that “doesn’t respect” their trains. I wonder how many campaigns correlate with the death trap that is their subway system.
This one is for policing Black boys that flail their bodies in performance and ritual to put food on the table or partake in joy. We consume the virality of their routines, but turn our heads when their in cuffs for yelling “Showtime, showtime.”
Or perhaps we can delve into the policing of nutritional intake between shifts, with city lunch lines around the block and no place to sit. Please, continue to pretend like the fold out chairs and neon tables are for all of US.🤷🏽‍♀️
Yes! Tell me about the things I need to keep to myself, while you move at snail’s pace to keep up with the other metros of the world, after I’ve lugged all of my groceries or STROLLER down multiple flights of stairs BECAUSE THERE IS NO ELEVATOR ACCESS.
Continue the calls for art and poetry to adorn the SH*TSHOW you deem a chariot. Continue to ask our non-profits and youth to beautify a space that will become too $$$$ for them to live in. A fare that will rise to the point of inaccessibility. Access points that only use credit.
Show me your stats, @mta.

Show me the bodies that line your tracks: torn, tired, late, broken, inconvenienced, burdened, and gone.
80 percent of the city's subway stations —355 out of 472 stops—are inaccessible.

When elevators are broken, updates rarely make it to the website on time. Greatest city in the nation. Most inaccessible major transportation system in the nation.
These are the stats and graphics I’d truly like to see on my commute because THAT is your truth.
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