Claire, Nora, Ethan, and (in utero) Jude / she, she, he, and TBD / 33, 34, 8, and 0 / Montclair, NJ
“Just a family quarantine couch snuggle with our first-born during the last few weeks that he’ll be an only child.”
Talena / she / 36 / Sebastopol, CA
“Learning all the ways light moves through my apartment throughout the day/wearing unnecessarily sparkly outfits.”
Laura / she / 29 / Nottingham, UK
“Sheltering in place with my favourite ginger, Jean-Ralphio. In no danger of running out of reading material.”
Erica / she / 29 / Sacramento, CA,
“I sent this picture to my Mom in a text thanking her for this fuzzy mint green bathrobe she gave to me at Christmas many years ago. I now Live In It. Pretty sure Animal Crossing: New Horizons is reflected in my glasses. Behind me is a world map and a map of mid-lower Manhattan that I got from Ikea. The map doesn’t have the year on it which is annoying. I like maps.”
Ocean Capewell / she / 38 / Arcata, CA
“After 30-ish years of hand-sewing, my long-suffering Taurus partner patiently taught me how to use a sewing machine and I’ve been making masks! It’s surprisingly hard. But it’s never been a better time to be a fabric hoarder. Overnight we’ve gone from being freaky weirdos to extremely useful helpers!”
L.K. Freed & Nell Carpenter / they, they / 27, 23 / Burlington, VT
“Taken on Nell’s birthday, celebrated in quarantine.”
Deijah / she / 23 / Mom’s Apartment, Bronx, NY
“Right here. In waiting. In solidarity. With the window cracked and the sun coming in. Impatiently.
Writing, reading, drawing, remembering.
Twisting and untwisting my hair. Braiding and unbraiding.
Learning and unlearning and waiting.”
Ann / she / 22 / Childhood Bedroom, CA
“This is a picture of me, back home from college, in the rocking chair where my mom nursed me when I was a baby. It’s not what I had wanted for my senior year, but at the same time I am so glad to be here on this earth, any part of it at all, when so many other people don’t get to be.”
Isabel / she / 29 / Los Angeles, CA
“Taken in my kitchen, in front of the behemoth 80-year-old oven that is my true love and my greatest nemesis. I feel like all I’m doing in quarantine is cooking and cleaning, but I’ve never been great at either so this has been a crash course in domesticity (and treating mild burns). Hoping to come out of it with a few dishes I can make for other people if we’re ever allowed to date again. Also I quit smoking after a bad break-up, and so to celebrate 10 months free from cigarettes I just rewarded myself with an Autostraddle subscription. Feeling zesty about it!”
Zoey / they / 25 / Oklahoma City, OK
“After over two weeks of quarantining inside, I had to soak up some sun.”