The Hottest New Accessory

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The Hottest New Accessory

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Masks. In the span of just a few weeks, I went from never having worn one before to wearing one nearly every day. As a person with several autoimmune diseases, COVID-19 poses an existential threat to my health. Masks are not just about being allowed in a grocery store, or avoiding the ridicule of others; they are a matter of survival. I have now amassed quite the collection, partly out of convenience- I never want to find myself without a clean one- and partly out of fear. We are now in the fifth month of COVID restrictions, with a distinct possibility of another five or more to come. What if there is another PPE shortage? What if I become too sick to sew my own? So dutifully I collect, buying and making and sharing, just in case.

Written by Meghan E. Donahue, incoming junior at Suffolk University.

Date (Dublin Core)

August 16, 2020

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Meghan E. Donahue

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Meghan E. Donahue

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Suffolk University in Boston

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Photograph and text story. Original work.

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English Clothing & Accessories
English Education--Universities
English Health & Wellness

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Suffolk University

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This item was submitted on August 22, 2020 by Meghan E Donahue. using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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