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Collected Item: “I found a Community.”

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I found a Community.

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

A screenshot from a Facebook group I am a member of.

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

Being in quarantine with a toddler can be isolating, They don’t understand you like other adults do, their vocabulary is growing, but mainly you hear, “mama” all day. So I found a community. I found other moms in my position. I wrote posts and engaged in conversation. I asked them about their experiences during this pandemic. I heard stories of despair, of growth, or isolation. I remember them now and always will. COVID-19 has caused a lot of distress for mothers across the world; losing those few hours out of the house, interacting with other adults, being able to forget the toys strewn about the house and the magic marker on the walls. So we found a community. We talk about our children, our families, the things we miss, the changes we’ve had to make, the things we can’t wait to do and we found solace in the comfort of each other. Even if we’ve never meet in real life; during the pandemic, we found a community.

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#HST241, #COVIDMiniArchive, #Suffolk, #MothersofthePandemic

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Gabrielle Dulong

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