Once open and pluralistic societies in the West have become riddled by false fears of contagion. No grassroots resistance is possible against the surging tide of fascism because we've been largely confined to our own spaces in seclusion from one another.
Have you ever imagined where you would be in ten years? Same. I am 23 years old who graduated college almost a year ago, however, my life is not at all close to where I saw myself being at 23 years old. My 13 year old self, thought that I would be living on my own, have a full-time job, in a happy relationship, and just having the time of my life. Oh, was I wrong. I am currently living with my parents, I have a part-time job, and I have no idea what I should be doing and where I should be going. It does not make it easier that majority of my friends or people in the media who are around the same age, already have their lives figured out and what they want to do. I am in a constant battle with myself of how I should have done this, or I should be doing that and maybe everything would be different and I would at least have some form of comfort that my life is put together. Life has a really funny way of working and I am not quite sure if I could keep up. As the days went by, I would constantly think what I should be doing and how I can do things differently, but I realized, I was doing everything all wrong.
Scrolling through instagram. All the beautiful bodies you see. Even though they probably are photoshoppend and fake, you still keep comparing your body to theirs. Asking yourself if you are beautiful. Are stretch marks pretty? My rolls? My acne? My cellulite? My wrinkles? My small boobies? My big boobies? My big thighs? My big butt? My small butt? Whatever it is, you should know that everyone has the same problems. everyone has it and everyone is insecure about something.
Being a nurse at a local hospital in Belleville, Ontario, Tania’s anxiety rose with the curve of the pandemic. This single mother, primary caregiver for her two girls ages twelve and fifteen, didn’t want to take any chances of exposing her family to COVID-19. Her oldest had severe asthma and her parents, who lived in a nanny suite in her home, were in a higher risk category as well.