Have you found new ways of taking care of yourself or combating anxiety?
While I am loath to admit it, exercise has been a huge help. Also stress naps!
Which local businesses are you supporting?
UndocuFund SF provides direct assistance to undocumented workers and families impacted by the shelter-in-place order. People’s Breakfast Oakland has been doing amazing work supporting the homeless community in Oakland. I’m also keeping an eye on policies and initiatives for climate change.
How are you connecting with the people in your life?
For the most part, through internet-facilitated activities: movie watch parties, online games, FaceTime cooking with friends and family. Rare but treasured six-feet-distant hangouts in my neighborhood.
What’s your hope for the future?
That we as individuals will emerge from this period of simultaneous unrest and stasis with a better understanding of ourselves and our role in society, and that we use this knowledge to push for a just and equal world for all.
What are you dreaming about?
Sitting in a cafe surrounded by the hubbub of life without having to worry about the possibility of catching a deadly virus.