August 6, 2020

Yesterday, my sister sends me a selfie.

It’s less filters, more medical gear: masks, masks, masks, and a big face shield that makes her look like she should be carrying a jackhammer to complete the picture. The shield is all fogged up so I can barely see her face.

What I...

August 3, 2020

A few months of confinement have gone by in Paris and as I try to readjust my lifestyle around the restrictions that have been imposed, I feel very much trapped. I am not able to hang out with my friends, go beyond a one kilometre perimeter around my house, or even vis...

When the government implemented lockdown measures, I was 10.000 kilometres away from home. My name is Alberto and I am in a study abroad placement in Lima, Peru. A week after I arrived (during which I could hardly get anything done) the state of emergency was declared,...

May 20, 2020

Passengers wearing masks on the train. 

My story has no modern heroes but is merely a documentation of my confrontation with the Coronavirus outbreak in China.

My name is Athena and I was a student studying abroad at King's College London (fall 2019 term). Originally, I...

May 17, 2020

As COVID-19 continues its hold on the population across the world, I wanted to write about the struggle in coping with pre-existing psychological illnesses amidst a pandemic—a pandemic in which uncertainty, isolation, and an obsession with hygiene all play a role. For...

May 13, 2020

Like many UK residents, Korean fashion designer Jackie JS Lee watched in horror as COVID19 swept through China, South Korea and Italy in early February. With the pandemic worsening as time passed, Jackie turned to masks to protect herself and others from exposure to th...

May 6, 2020

The "instrumental isolation collective" is a collaborative Spotify playlist of soothing instrumental tracks which are open for anyone to contribute to. The initial aim was to create an unobtrusive but varied backing track to work from home to, or to simply chill to. He...

May 1, 2020

I sit quietly and observe the view from the window in my room. It’s another monsoon evening in humid Indonesia and the evening light shines through almost blindingly. It’s eerily quiet and the atmosphere feels almost surreal. Since moving to London, I have grown accust...

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