Voices of the pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to reconsider the most basic elements of how we live and move around. It's tested us in ways we are only beginning to understand, and it's taught us things about ourselves we might not have expected. In this series, we'll hear from those at the front lines fighting this disease, as well as the many people impacted by the crisis in so many ways. And we want to hear your story. What have you learned? What decisions have you faced? How are you thinking differently about your future? Most of all, how are you surviving?
Tell us your story. We're listening.
This quilt was left unfinished during the 1918 pandemic. Now, these women will finish it
Here’s a story about someone who discovered something unexpected in the pandemic. Betty Jones is 80 years old living in Edmonds. Recently, she was looking around at some old stuff she had, and she found a box. Inside, she found a stack of neatly sewn fabric squares, and a letter written to one of her distant relatives by her great, great aunt.
Pottery and grandbabies: A pandemic story
Around the beginning of the pandemic, Bryan Ohno closed the Seattle art gallery he’d been running for 17 years and radically simplified his life to focus on family and his love of making art. A year later, he looks back on how it changed him.
Voices of the Pandemic: Your stories from a dangerous year
An oral history of the Covid time, condensed into a one-hour special.
'I feel like there's hope down the line.' How being vaccinated changed this nurse's pandemic outlook
Jamie Williams is a nurse in the greater Seattle area who has treated Covid patients since the beginning of the pandemic. She shared with KUOW how being vaccinated changed her outlook on life for our oral history series, "Voices of the Pandemic."
These 'little old lady athletes' built an outdoor gym
Gyms in Washington State are reopening, kind of. They're only admitting a limited number of people at a time. Not everyone’s ready to go back, though. One woman and her friends found a creative solution and learned something about herself in the process.
What I learned working from home alongside my dad
During the pandemic, a lot of people have moved in with family so that they can be near other people in this isolating time. One young man shares how working upstairs from
Out of a summer of Black grief, insisting on Black joy
As a full spectrum doula, Davinah Simmons holds space for both life and death. 2020 saw disproportionate levels of Black death, from the novel coronavirus and from ongoing police brutality.
'It's a different perspective:' How having Covid-19 himself changed this respiratory therapist
Federico Olivas is a respiratory therapist at the University of Washington Medical Center. He manages teams at Northwest and Montlake that treat Covid patients who need ventilators. His perspective on Covid changed when he got the disease himself this November.
'Gracias por todo.' Delivering food during the pandemic was worth it to hear my mom say these words
During the lockdown, the restaurant industry was only hanging on through online orders and deliveries. But for me, those orders are how my mom and I made our rent.
'Pretty certain there was going to be an outbreak.' 2 college students on navigating the pandemic
It's finals week at Washington State University: A symbolic end to a difficult semester for many students. WSU roommates Dan and Campbell talked about navigating the pandemic in a social environment like college.
I stayed sober through the pandemic
Camila was 17, and four months sober when the pandemic started. She shared her struggles and triumphs through maintaining that progress with KUOW's Radioactive Youth Media program. https://www.kuow.org/stories/i-stayed-sober-through-the-pandemic
Voices of the pandemic: Making a career change when your job closes down
The pandemic has disrupted so many people’s lives. For some, that disruption gave them the opportunity to start down a new path. That’s what happened to Lauren Divine, who lives in West Seattle.