Stories of Wisdom from Bodies in Separation (SWaBS):
Archiving the Coronavirus Pandemic Through the Lens of Humanities
by Brandi Moxley
Brandi Moxley’s creative writing project includes a prelude, thirteen numbered segments, and an epilogue. In the forward to her project, Brandi says, “These are a series of portraits of life as it unfolded in the year 2020. Each of the thirteen segments offer a short narrative story with different people experiencing a moment in their lives as it is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals in the stories include medical workers, parents, protestors, friends, business owners, and others struggling with issues including work, relationships, raising children, activism, and death. All of the characters are fictional except in segment “V” which features Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. The prelude and epilogue each occur on New Year’s Eve, prior to and during the pandemic, with conversations shared between two friends, Anne and Eve.”
Stories of Wisdom from Bodies in Separation (SWaBS): Archiving the Coronavirus Pandemic Through the Lens of Humanities has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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