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Dusting off the old survival kit
This essay describes a transfer of survival and coping strategies developed under one type of crisis (a demise of a political system) to the situation of the pandemic and shelter-in-place orders.
Making the pandemic palatable, one food post at a time
This blog post explores the motives, meaning, and role of food and the sharing of food and food pictures during this pandemic.
Worry, the only constant
As a middle aged mother of three, I constantly worry about my mother and my children. It is the only constant in my life.
The Pandemic and the self
Reflections on the self, spirituality, migrant workers, and confinement during the pandemic.
#PandemicFoodPorn: Resilience and Precarity During COVID-19
I negotiate the complex intersections between making (eating) food while quarantined at home and sharing those pictures on social media, especially as they help us be more resilient in a world that has all-too-suddenly ...
#payusviaBVN: Social Media, Lockdowns and Social Welfare in Nigeria
Nigerians are employing social media channels to call out the government’s corrupt practices, particularly, the unequal distribution of monetary assistance meant for minimizing severe hardships caused by COVID-19 lockdowns.
The Pandemic, India’s Lockdown and the Fear of the Indian-Americans
This essay narrates the fear and anxiety faced by the Indian-Americans (NRI’s) about their parents and the elderly living in India as they navigate the ramifications of the lockdown in both India and the U.S.
Single, Black and Alone: Thoughts about Sheltering in a Place that Does Not Feel Like Home
Essay about emotions you might feel if you are single and have to shelter in a place where you live, but do not consider to be home.
Crossing Borders in Quarantine
My story of quarantining across borders has opened a can of worms and has helped me to reflect deeply, to face my old fears and sorrows, clearing the way to change my hamster-wheel daily life and cross various borders in ...
Lockdown Teaching & Learning in Rural Ghana
An essay that suggests best practices to reduce the negative impact of schools closure on children in rural Ghana as a result of COVID-19.