Today we're sharing another story from Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic, a project sponsored by the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University. The main purpose of Life in Quarantine is to tell the stories of the global COVID-19 pandemic in the words of the people going through it: you and me, our families, friends, communities. All of us. The project has so far collected hundreds of stories from 20+ countries, from North America to Australia, from China to Brazil, Kenya to the Philippines. Writing down the story of what you've been through since the start of the pandemic can be very therapeutic, so we definitely encourage you to submit your own story. You can find more about their project, along with the form to submit your story at lifeinquarantine.poeticthinking.net. They’ve also included a place on the form where you can indicate if you’d like NoiseFilter to possibly feature your submission in our podcast. We hope you will!
The story today is from Shannon, who asked that we not use her last name. She is a 41 year old echocardiographer from Waukesha, WI. We loved it because so often we see each other as one dimensional, a mother, a healthcare worker, a partner, etc. In this story we learn that Shannon carries all of these roles and more and that COVID-19 has not left a single one of them unaffected. Thank you to Kristin Boutross, who read Shannon's story.
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