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Charlie, Sarah, and Jayne

Sarah: It’s a beautiful, sunny afternoon following yesterday’s snow. Our strawberries are in full bloom. With Charlie fully vaccinated and me mustering through the side

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Raelyn and Ryan

Raelyn: “I started baking sourdough bread as a challenge and a way to give my body healthier, more easily digestible breads. As a person with

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An older woman sits in a garden in a wooden rocking chair next to an antique water pump.

Shannon

“I have the gift of perspective, endowed simply by my time spent on earth. I am 65 years old. I see lives lost, mourned forever

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Andres

Andrés: “Living on my own during the pandemia: What certainly has been a hard time, this period has actually been a time of personal rebuilding,

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Carmen

Carmen: “Living alone during COVID-19 has turned out to be really renewing. I used to never be at home and it was hard at first.

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Sandy

Sandy: “I am lucky because I work in a place that’s an essential service. Our office is locked and there is a glass in the

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A bald middle-aged man sits in a merogold aphostlered chair wearing a tee shirt and thin glasses, holding a potted plant and green glassware.

Bo

“As a theatre teacher and artist, I produce six shows in a typical year: three at Sayre School (where I teach theatre to grades 7-12)

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Anna

Anna: “Living alone during a pandemic and a quarantine can be an up and down rollercoaster of self-care and self-destruction. I think I have fared

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Chris

Chris: “The biggest challenge for me doing this work has been overcoming people’s understandable apprehension of people showing up at their door. Some are afraid

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Becky and Melissa

Rebecca Thomas is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Transylvania University Becky: “So what is it like to start a job as dean

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Kevin

Kevin is a singer-songwriter who performs solo, in addition to playing keyboards in the British pop-rock cover band The Twiggenburys and in his band Dr.

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A bald man with thin glasses and a purple and white patterned shirt holds an clarinet while seated on the concrete entryway steps of a brick home surrounded by lush plants.

Chase

Chase is the Director of MusicWorks. He is also a freelance teacher and runs a clarinet studio. Chase: “How are things during the pandemic? There

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Connie and Lee With Bodhi

The bands that Lee leads are C The Beat (world music) and Lee Carroll’s Ethos Quintet (original jazz, Latin, R&B). He is also a founding

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A tattooed young woman with short hair stands in a garden holding an acoustic guitar while a young woman with long brown hair crouches among purple flowers.

Tree and Grace

Tree plays for Small Batch. Tree: “It’s been very lonely. Playing music with other musicians is a huge part of my life and has been

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Keith

Keith sings with the American Spiritual Ensemble. Keith: “During this time of chaos and uncertainty, it’s even more obvious that music calms and soothes the

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Gabriela

Gabriela: “I feel like I’m almost in an abusive relationship with DACA—where I’ll be so grateful, so happy to have it, but know deep down

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Two women with long dark hair, one with bangs are seated on a front porch among wooden furniture. One sits with legs crossed while the other drapes her right hand across her knee.

Echo and Emily

Emily Woxihara performs with Ancient Warfare and is the drummer for Bear Medicine. She also performs solo as Emily Hagihara. Narrative from original post: Both

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A middle aged man with round glasses stands in front of a brick home with two children, (left) a young girl in braids and pink pajamas and a boy (right) in a blue tee shirt with his arms crossed.

Deedee, Ryan, and Asher

“It is a deep mystery to live here in this imperfect place. On a summer night, with fireflies in the yard and bats overhead, the

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Monica

“Hello, my name is Monica Martinez and I have been living in the USA since I was 6. I go to Midway University to pursue

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Reva and andrew

“This time is one of the strangest we’ve lived through. It’s easy to lose heart, to be afraid to hope. Farming steadies us. No matter

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Kristina With Lucie

“During the first semester of my final year of law school, I worked as a student attorney in my school’s immigration law clinic. Even though

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Jenna

Jenna: “As I reflect on Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, I can’t help but think of Aimee Stephens who was fired 7 years ago for transitioning

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Marlon

Marlon is the Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church. He is also the Artistic Director of the Kentucky Bach Choir. Marlon: “It’s

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Regan

Regan is the Director of Choral Activities at Transylvania University. She sings with the Kentucky Bach Choir. Regan: “I remember you asking me for my

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Kelli, Jeremy, and Matt

Kelli: “We are trying to navigate this pandemic on multiple front. So much of our energy is spent on quarantining at home, trying to envision

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John and Kim

John Ferguson and Kim Conlee are musicians and artists in Lexington, Kentucky. Kim performs with Bear Medicine, Jeanne Vomit-Terror, Big Fresh, ATTEMPT, The Nativity Singers,

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Kim

Kim: “There is a concept “liminal time”” in-between what has been and what will be. I am there in a lot of different ways… I’ve

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Ash, Layla, and Carolina

Carolina Brock is the Family Resource Coordinator at Russell Cave Elementary School. Carolina: “We are Christian. Our hope is in God.” Ash: “This is a

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Debbie and Chris With Shug

Debbie Eller teaches Art at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Debbie: “Chris and I are really hopeful the pandemic will create positive social change through

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Alex, Uly, and Lauren

According to Lauren, before the pandemic Uly used to be a peaceful, calm child. He turned into an independent toddler during the pandemic. He is

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A neatly dressed bald man in an orange tie and leather sandals is seated on the wooden porch of a light freen home next to a woman with short curly hair, barefoot wearing a white button up shirt.

Rodney and Andrea

Andrea James works as Community Response Strategist in the Mayor’s Office, City of Lexington. She chairs the Fayette County Subcommittee, HEALing Communities Grant. She is

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Lisa and Doug

Lisa: “Since the pandemic started, I go to Wellington Park every morning and I do 4 miles of walking and running. After the YMCA closed,

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A young woman with dreadlocks and thick rimmed glasses wearing a loosely fitting jacket stands, hands in pocket in front of a stone buidling with potted tree saplings in the background.

Christine

Christine Smith, Executive Director of Seedleaf, a community gardening organization in Lexington, KY. Narrative from original post: Christine: “How am I coping? I don’t think

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Jessica and Anthony

Jessica: “We’ve been talking about how lucky we feel because we get along. I’ve diabetes so I’ve been staying at home; Anthony is the one

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Two young women with long wavy hair stand on the stoop of a dusty blue brick building, both leaning casually on posts.

Alex and Austyn

Austyn: “During the pandemic, walks define our days. Alex and I both write from home, but we’ve turned neighborhood strolls into rituals: before we sit

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Susan

Susan: “How am I doing in these strange times, you ask. There isn’t a simple answer. It changes from day to day and sometimes from

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Teresa

Teresa: “There are new normals. I continue to dance. And as dance reflects life, the current reality, I’m finding the most striking moments have been

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Saunda

On the morning of the afternoon we photographed Saunda, she made this FB post: “Well no Run for the Roses today but there’s a Run

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Lori

Lori: “One of the things I am getting ready to launch is a ritual 1,000-dragon challenge—to bring strength, willpower, and resilience to the art community.

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Michelle, Bren, and Pat

Michelle: “I have been teaching at Cardinal Valley Elementary school for 20 years. I taught the parents of some of my current students. I started

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Stuart

Stuart: “I am wearing the kimono I bought at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Boca Raton, during one of many trips to care

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An smiling elderly woman holds an old dog on a leash next to the driveway of a white home with a front porch.

Barb with Katie

Kremena: Barb has been my neighbor for all but one of the years I’ve lived in Lexington. Even before we bought our house on Bassett

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Kaelyn and Jed

As the owner of two businesses, Kaelyn didn’t quite know how to follow her doctor’s orders to slow down after she became pregnant (she is

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Cara and Tom

Cara put the two teddy bears in their front-room window 10 days ago, when the coronavirus epidemic still felt quite new. The two bears have

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Betsy, Aidan, and Keenan

Betsy Schilling Waters thinks of herself as “a FRYSC” (Family Resource and Youth Services Center). She works at Beaumont Middle School, where she and others

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Emily

Locked away in her second-floor tower, Emily spends her days taking online classes, planting seeds, and baking bread. She gives some of the bread to

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Laurie

Laurie: “With all the flowers in full bloom around me, I realize life is still going on. So when I get overwhelmed, I remind myself

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Whitney With Ace

Whitney Walker is a Social Studies Teacher at Lafayette High School, where she teaches Geography and Government. She has been there 15 years. Whitney: “I

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An elderly couple stand in front of a cream brick home with ornate columns. They both wear blue athletic sweater vests. The woman had glasses hanging from a chain on her neck. The main has unkempt white hair, a beard, a blotted patterned tie, and Birkenstocks.

Susan and Joe

Joe teaches Physics at UK and was getting ready for his online class next week, learning how to use Zoom. Susan was thinking about exercising.

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