the fear of life as we know it

The corona virus has made it difficult for myself and my family to stay calm simply because it’s changed the dynamic of life. My family members are older, which makes them more susceptible especially considering they have preexisting conditions. My great aunt, grandmother, mother and grandfather have all recently in some way fell ill. Although there are other forms of illness, the pandemic and lack of knowledge behind the coronavirus has instilled fear that any illness could be fatal. It makes my grandparents afraid to leave their homes, worry about their friends and family and it’s harder to find basic resources.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 17, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Negative
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Riviera Beach
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, Safety of my neighborhood, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: --
  • Who my story is about: My friends and family
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: --
  • In my story: --
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Fear