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J.S., 24, a food service worker, in Temecula, CA

“…I instead find myself catching ways to find joy in myself. Yeah life’s not the same, or the fact that it might not be the same for another while. I’ll still keep my joy. When I use my joy I cook something new. Like today, I made tamales…”

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C.T., 20, a student in Cold Spring, KY

“Rather than piling new projects on ourselves and holding ourselves accountable to the same overblown standards of productivity we ordinarily do, we have to accept that this pandemic has shifted every aspect of our lives.”

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