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Collected Item: “The city does sleep”

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The city does sleep

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At the start of the pandemic, I was facing home insecurity and was living in a shelter for three months and special housing for 6 months. The city was the most empty I have ever seen it. Ive seen so many people, homeless people, because of the pandemic and it was devastating. It isolated people.

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I am sole creator

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Home insecurity

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2020-03-20

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Senior majoring in Psychology

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HNSC 2100

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