By Jacqui McCullough
The purpose of Public Positivity is to serve the SUNY New Paltz community by responding to issues that are common among college students with a hand lettered positive note that may provide support. The first form this project takes is through hand lettered chalkboards that I make during the evenings, to act as a surprise for students when they arrive at class in the morning. The second form of this project is a series of hand lettered postcards that I hang in my residence hall and throughout campus for students to take and keep to serve as a consistent reminder of positive support.
Students across campus have been reacting to these messages through social media, like instagram, where they continue to share the positive messages among their friends and followers.