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Student stories: My quarantine diary

My name is Victoria, I’m 20 years old and currently studying Creative Arts at OCA. A few weeks ago I realised this scenario in which we are living right now is definitely going to be a mark in the history of our generation. That said, I figured it would be relevant to start registering my quarantine days here in Brazil (by making written and photographic records), as a way to preserve my experiences and memories. Besides, this was the method I found to keep myself busy and creative. 

I would also like to encourage other people to do the same and, perhaps, share some of their experiences dealing with the presence of COVID-19 in their region as well. That way, this project would work as sort of social/cultural study, which could help us getting in touch with people’s stories and struggles first hand, through a more genuine perspective – rather than just watching or reading the news. 

Well, I hope you can feel, at least a little bit, what life in quarantine is like here in the southern part of the world. I also hope you get to know our culture a little more through my diaries (and maybe you discover that people from different parts of the globe have more in common than you could imagine). 

At this point, I don’t think I need to remind you to stay home, if you have the privilege. But I am, of course, sending all the positive energy in the world, especially if you have someone close who’s been infected. 

With love, from Brazil! 

View my quarantine diaries on Padlet here https://oca.padlet.org/victoria524415/qdiaries and visit my blog here https://www.victoriacosta.com.br/blog

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