Juxtaposition – Liv Timp
COVID-19 brought me so much bad, and good. But it was hard to see through the negatives that came with living through a pandemic at 16. Dealing with anti-maskers or COVID-19 deniers (sometimes in my family), worrying about the vaccine, variants and whether or not my girlfriend was ever going to get out of quarantine. I had to force myself to step back and see the beauty that also came out of it. I got closer with my friends, I got into a relationship, I came out to my family, I met new people I would’ve never talked to before, and so much more. Overall, my piece is about cherishing the good and moving on from the bad.