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?
Diego A. had been in his new professional role for only a few months when COVID-19 hit. He quickly found himself adjusting not only to being the President and CEO of Casa de Salud, but also to working from home with his wife and two young children. Diego has worked with programs designed to assist […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Sue Anne W. is a library assistant working from home in University City, MO. Due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, her son’s wedding has been postponed. She understands the necessity of social distancing and longs for the day when she can hug her son again. Grocery Shopping Sue Anne is frustrated with one aspect of […]