AUDIO | We’re all experiencing disruptions and big changes in our everyday lives. Some of us are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic battle. Others may not have left home for some time, while others have been suffering from COVID-19 infection. Any scan of the news will turn up hundreds of stories about our collective, human, experiences. Vancouver Island Mental Health Society’s People First Radio project is focusing on Life During Covid-19, sharing personal stories and perspectives from a range of citizens.
Marcie Callewaert lives and works from her home in Ahousaht First Nation on Flores Island on Canada’s west coast. Marcie is a freelance writer and photographer who recently wrote an article titled COVID-19: Stepping away from the ordinary for her local newspaper.

It’s been very difficult navigating this changing social climate – especially as a social and physical person who enjoys hugging friends. Suddenly, I feel very cut off from those around me. I have had to remind myself repeatedly that there are other ways to connect and make sure I am taking advantage of them. But it’s important to remember, every day that we step further away from the ordinary brings us closer to a return to normal. — Marcie Callewaert, “COVID 19: Stepping away from the ordinary” (Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News, March 31, 2020)

Listen to Marcie Callewaert on People First Radio.

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