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Over the last week, we’ve heard from Americans just like you. Americans struggling amid the COVID lockdowns. We heard from an “essential worker” who never signed up for what she’s now left to do, we heard from a mother struggling with her six kids suddenly at home for an indefinite amount of time, we heard from an immigrant mother who ran a successful residential cleaning business until this spring.
We’ve heard from so many Americans, but we want to hear from you too!
The coverage surrounding COVID-19 is mostly pundits, politicians, and policy wonks yelling at each other. If you want to end the lockdown, they say you want old people to die. If you want to extend the lockdown, they say you want to destroy the economy. There’s another side to the story; it’s more nuanced and there are so many stories to tell. We want you to tell yours.
We are accepting contributions to our email and from our members (Not a member? Join today!) Any member can submit their story (between 500-1,000 words, ideally) for the member feed, and we will choose a few to go on our website every day. Your entry may be edited for length or clarity.
In addition, we will be hosting a weekly video symposium via Zoom where participants in our written symposium can share their stories. Live participation will be limited to Ricochet members, but the video will be available on our website the following day.
The first episode will take place live on Zoom on Sunday, May 17 at 9 pm EST. All Ricochet members can join the call, ask questions, and provide answers. We plan on this being a weekly show as the world learns how to deal with this pandemic.
We want to feature a couple of outsiders each week, including Ricochet members.
Write to us and tell us: How are Coronavirus and the associated restrictions affecting your job, your industry, your kids, and your physical and mental health?Published in