A few days post the US election, and it's not unusual to hear about hate crimes happening around America, including — but not limited to — ones against immigrants, people of colour, and Muslims. But in the midst of all that negativity, people are banding together in a positive way, wearing safety pins to symbolize solidarity and to combat what's going on. The movement, which started in the UK when similar events occurred post-Brexit, is a simple and easy way of saying, "Hey, whoever you are, whatever you believe in, you're safe with me."
So if you see people posting photos of their pins, along with the hashtag #SafetyPin, that's why. Scroll through to see a few that have been populating our feeds, then grab one of your own to help spread the message.