COVID - 19
The e-Book Life during COVID - 19, is an ode to the world. It is an anthology of 60 stories from ordinary people from all walks of life, and across generations, illuminating the resilience that is stitched into the very fabric of who we are.
These are the stories of the unsung hero in us, and they will draw you into the author’s life during COVID - 19. From educators & frontline workers to entrepreneurs, kids and parents, the diverse base of writers have woven one common thread through all their stories - COURAGE.
My vision is that this will one day be looked back upon as an archive of unforgettable experiences and a piece of history, that helped forge human connections. I hope it finds a permanent place in your heart.
BOOK 1: LIFE DURING COVID-19 ANTHOLOGY SERIES
The Book Launch
When the pandemic brought the world to its knees in March 2020, I could see the upheaval being caused in people’s lives. COVID - 19 has affected people from all walks of life differently, causing tremendous uncertainty and emotional distress along the way. Many have struggled with the reality of adapting to a new normal. But this time has also strengthened relationships and brought families together. We were all living in the moment, trying to get by one day at a time.
As a non-fiction writer, I have conditioned myself over a period of time to first look inwards & acknowledge my own emotions & experiences, before encouraging others around me to acknowledge theirs. So, naturally, I wondered if other people were doing the same during this time, or would the magnitude of what was happening, hit them with an unrelenting force a few months down the line? Moreover, were they being mindful of the varying degrees of strength and perseverance they were exhibiting, by just getting through each day?
With these and countless other questions plaguing my mind, I embarked on a mission to nudge others out of their comfort zone and encouraged them to contribute their most personal experiences.
Back Cover Artwork by Mitali Bhandari
"Fabulous job Antara. Really well done!
Thanks for inviting me to be a part of the event."