Across the world, Coronavirus or COVID-19 is affecting the lives of nearly every single person. Through this special spotlight series, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with members of the St. Louis regional community. How are diverse individuals and organizations viewing the pandemic, and what strategies are they using to thrive in this time of uncertainty? 

Felice M. supports educators, encourages listening

Felice M. supports educators, encourages listening
Felice M. recognizes the struggles of the pandemic from multiple perspectives—she is the mother of two children at different life stages and the wife of a funeral home operator. As a full-time nonprofit and strategic communications consultant, Felice focuses on using her skills to help strengthen local systems of support. She advocates for conversation and action […]

Former state rep uses networking, sewing skills to help during the pandemic

Former state rep uses networking, sewing skills to help during the pandemic
Former Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman is currently the Executive Director and Founder of ProgressWomen, a statewide social justice organization focused on reproductive rights, gun violence, and civil justice. She had events and meetings planned throughout Missouri when everything shut down for COVID-19. “Our spring schedule was cut,” she says of the early days of the […]

Ebony finds much to appreciate with her kindergarten triplets and a four-year-old during the pandemic

Ebony finds much to appreciate with her kindergarten triplets and a four-year-old during the pandemic
With the arrival of COVID-19 in St. Louis County, Ebony E.’s opportunities as a professional actor evaporated, along with her part-time childcare position at a community center. In many ways, though, she considers herself lucky. She celebrated her 30th birthday during the shutdown, as well as the birthdays of her four daughters—six-year-old triplets and a […]