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Fast Food Workers & COVID-19

Here’s what one coastal Carolina fast food worker told us about about working during  the COVID-19 crisis time.

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COVID-19 and being a teen with asthma

by Jonny Morales It starts as a tightness in your chest. Like there’s pressure on you, and it’s harder to breathe. You’re wheezing. You’re fighting for air. You’ve got to remember not to panic. You get your medicine, and hope it helps. If it doesn’t, then you might have to go to the emergency room. It…

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COVID-19 and being a teen with asthma

COVID-19, Ebola, and Racism

Amari Poindexter is 17 and lives in Leland, North Carolina. I was about eleven when news of the Ebola outbreak started. I was going to a middle school in New Hanover County, and there weren’t a lot of black people there. I mean, there were a few — but I could count them on my fingers. There…

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COVID-19, Ebola, and Racism

Florence’s washed-out road sent family down different paths

By Karissa Sowers All I could hear was the helicopter rotor whipping its long blades as we waited on the grass to be rescued. The helicopter was there to rescue neighbors who were stuck after Hurricane Florence flooded all the roads near my grandparent’s home. There were only three roads that could get you to their house….

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Florence’s washed-out road sent family down different paths

The Resiliency Workshop

How can arts respond the impacts of a hurricane? Kevin Lee-y Green began to offer workshops to coastal communities facing displacement and trauma as part of his response as an artist. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a…

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When the Water Was High

This film explores how families, and communities, stuck together during Hurricane Florence. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a screening of this and other films in the series contact us at info@workingnarratives.org.

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Not Finished Yet

The service economy and the people that work in it have their Hurricane Florence story. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a screening of this and other films in the series contact us at info@workingnarratives.org.

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Mi Casita

Mi Casita tells the story of a family and their struggle to stay in their home after Hurricane Florence. The project was produced by a community journalist as part of the Working Narratives’ Resiliency Media Fellowship in Wilmington, North Carolina. To host a screening of this and other films in the series contact us at…

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An unwelcome storm makes this teen feel more welcomed

By Julia Narvaez I never realized what the word “community” meant until I handed a man a bright red Colgate box after Hurricane Florence. I’d never seen someone so happy. He picked up his son, who shared his big, bright smile, and told me he’d lost everything. His pictures. His son’s toys. Their home and sense…

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An unwelcome storm makes this teen feel more welcomed

Waterlogged and waiting for hope

Waterlogged and waiting for hope By Jonny Morales I was looking at family photos, baby clothes, diplomas and other waterlogged possessions while waiting for teary-eyed homeowners to give me permission to throw them away. Forever. We were only 10 miles away from my home, so damaged by Hurricane Florence, that I would not be able to live in…

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Waterlogged and waiting for hope