A LETTER FROM WIA PRESIDENT, MARGE DEAN

Dear Friends of Women in Animation (WIA),

I’m not going to tell you to wash your hands; I think you’ve heard that enough.  We’ve all been barraged with endless emails from every organization and company with which we’re associated that contains advice and wishes for good health.  You probably are an expert now on Covid-19, what are the symptoms, how long is the incubation period, how do you disinfect your home, family and self.

Our lives have been turned upside down to where it’s hard to recognize ourselves anymore.   Because of my age and health challenges, I am completely sequestered. I have people buying me groceries, mailing packages to my kid and not petting my adorable little dog (who’s very confused by the whole thing).  I am a fiercely self-reliant woman who has pretty much fended for herself all of her adult life and it is weird to now have other people doing basic things for me. The pandemic is teaching me an important lesson of being open and receptive to care from others. But this is true for all of us.  Covid-19 is opening our eyes to a different kind of life.

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