COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of our everyday lives. Many of us have been made to stay indoors risking our mental health, while others have been made to continue going to work and risk exposure. Two of the people closest to me are taking on each of these roles. Taylor Campbell, one of my oldest friends, was furloughed at her massage clinic – shortly after completing her licensing to become a certified esthetician. Another great friend of mine, Oralia Saenz, is a supervisor at Best Buy in the same store I work. Saenz has been steadily working her forty hours a week, adapting to the changes our stores have been going through, and still seeing customers on a regular basis. My goal in creating this timeline was to compare two personal timelines and contrast the designations of essential and non-essential worker.
COVID-19 has opened conversations about personal hygiene and immune health. Though, an unexpected discussion it has started is the importance of mental health – especially in the middle of a pandemic. As cities, states, and countries continue to manage and try to stop the spread of COVID-19 by enforcing strict quarantine and social distancing rules, […]
By Liliana Perez Restrictions. Limitations. Cancellations. Losses. Closures. These are just a few of the things many of us have had to deal with in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and none of them are taken as good things. Understandably, most of us wouldn’t think of a pandemic and immediately think positive, but, […]
On one late Thursday, the non-profit Catalyst Collective hosted a Guys Movie Night Out at the Moviehouse & Eatery in Northwest Austin. The meet up began with an hour of discussion and drinks, which was then followed by the viewing of the action movie Bloodshot. Although the movie night was a guys centered event, there […]