"The Social Distance Project"

So many people tell me this is the prime of my life. But I can’t help but wonder “this can’t be it, right?”.
Quarantining is hard in your twenties. Like so many others, I am constantly disappointed, bored and stir-crazy. But what gives me hope is that I see daily examples of people rising to the occasion and responding to the pandemic with hope, humanity and compassion. Something tells me we will come out on the other side understanding more about ourselves, our communities and the world around us. We must constantly remind ourselves that millions of other people are experiencing the same struggles–explosive fights with ur boo, kids driving you crazy or perhaps the looming undeniable loneliness we can't seem to shake no matter how many reruns of How I Met Your Mother we watch or how many laugh tracks we hear.

So for this little post I wanted to shine a light on the Social Distance Project, a page dedicated to documenting the realities of lock down. It reminds us that we are not alone. It reminds us that we are all human. According to the project's website, Meg Zukin, its founder, asked the internet for relationship drama stories during quarantine and got so many responses that she “created a google doc that anyone could view with a small donation ($1). After raising over $5,000, she turned the doc into a free and public website. She is still taking donations of any amount.”

Here are a few of my favorite posts:

With love,
Ashleigh

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