The novel coronavirus pandemic is a historic event of unparalleled proportions. Since first arriving on the global stage in late 2019, it has reshaped entire national landscapes and has impacted every single one of us, albeit in very different ways.
In the United States, the pandemic has played out on the stage of an equally historic and divisive presidential election. The intersection of politics with disease management has brought to the surface, mostly through numbers and charts, a startling story of systemic inequality in some of the most basic structures of American society, including our access to food; heath care; employment; education; citizenship; and dignity as it pertains to our gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, sexuality, nationality, documented, and religious identities.
No matter where we live, each of us has a unique story to tell. All of us have stories about change and challenge. Some of us have stories about inequality. A few of us have tales with silver linings. Whatever your stories, we invite you to contribute them to the Archive.