A QUARANTINE SOB STORY
The pandemic has forced some of us to return to old circumstances where we lack agency
by Shruti Mittal
THIS IS A LOVE STORY
I thought love would feel like a daydream, a devastating wish, some kind of drunk wonderment
by Agustina Zabala
A SUDDEN ENDING
The right place to die could only be in the midst of wild, absolute life
by Maeve Brammer
IBS AND OTHER THINGS KEEPING ME BUSY
"If you store cottage cheese upside down, it lasts longer" ·
by Cara Schacter
LIVING ON DEPARTURE
"My grandfather kept more things than I’d even remembered sending"
MEMORIES OF MY FATHER
"At a time when days and nights blend into each other and empty hours need to be filled, I have only my memories to run back to"
FELINE FUNDAMENTALS: A GUIDE TO CATS IN QUARANTINE
"Self-isolation is having an impact not just on our daily lives but also on the lives of our favourite felines"
by Frasie Molina
ON GIRLY ESCAPISM
"Reconnecting with my childhood self during these harsh times is my way of coping with the panic"
by Nicole Stunwyck
EDITORS' LETTER: MAY 2020
"We feel closer already" ·
by Anna White & Alia Wilhelm
ON RETAIL AND RELIEF
"It's startling to realize that I used to exist in the fringes of my own life"
by Rosie Accola
"As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, my therapy sessions have moved online"
by Dagny Safon
A single mother, her infatuation with her daughter's ex-piano teacher, and the desire to be touched ·
by Margaret O'Connell
ON REVISITING MY TEENAGE BEDROOM
"I picture myself in "The Virgin Suicides" when I watch the sisters float around their bedroom and dream of far away places" ·
by Emmeline Armitage
"As strange as this month has been, it’s been disarming to consider how much harder it would have been pre-transition"
by Annie Howard
HANDWASHING AND OTHER HABITS
"I was free to exist in our safe haven of shoegaze and synth pop"·
by Pamela Guerra
THIS TIME LAST YEAR
"There's a lot of common ground between how I felt when I was sick last year, and many people's experiences of self isolating now" ·
by El Hardwick
"As the circumscribed space that I occupy shrinks, I feel nearer to the physical place of my home"
· by Michele Moses
THIS IS JUST SUMMER BREAK
"Being self-isolated is eerily nostalgic of my teenage years" ·
by Upasna Barath
IN SEARCH OF MISSING MUSIC
"Sirens and newsreels have overwhelmed our soundscape recently, meaning chance encounters with music harder to come by" ·
by Lily Goldberg
TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR
"For the first time in a long time, my acoustic guitar and I have become best friends" ·
by Stella Harvey
HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE
"I spent my whole childhood preparing for the end of the world" ·
by Amber Anderson
A QUARANTINE DUOLOGY
"I could feel the end coming like I was cleaning out my locker at the end of a school year"
· by Rosie Accola
IN PRAISE OF REVISITING
Ways to commune more deeply with your favourite books, movies and songs during this time
by Tavi Gevinson
APRIL 2020: EDITORS' LETTER
"Beautiful and thoughtful work about what’s going on in the world right now feels necessary" ·
by Anna White & Alia Wilhelm