“WE ALL FACE THE SAME IMMEDIATE FEAR NO MATTER OF GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION”



Maz, 30
︎Barbados







“I'm currently at home in Barbados with my sister and her boyfriend, none of us go outside very often or interact with anyone outside really, so the change in the dynamic of intimacy hasn't really hit us yet. In Barbados, people have only just started thinking about the possibility of the virus coming here, and many people live their lives as they normally would. Unless I go online it's easy to forget there is a global pandemic. We're so far away from the epicenters and allegedly the warm weather keeps the virus away, so the reaction of many people so far has been indifference.
Most of my intimacy in the recent past has been experienced through the filter of the internet anyway, with most of my friends and loved ones living far away, in places that are already affected by the virus.

So I carry my worry for them with me all of the time as we've been keeping in touch, my family in America who are many people living in a small apartment, friends and family in Europe who have to get used to a sudden unexpected change in their lives or friends back in China who have had their cities locked down for 2 months now and have been unable to do anything but stay home and wait for it all to blow over.
I see a global emergency as bringing all of us closer in a way, it's unique that we all face the same immediate fear no matter of geographical location, and how we support each other is a sign of the intimacy we all share.”