For my collaborative project, I made an entry in the traveling journal started by Gabby Morreale. Starting from a few days after Davidson students were sent home due to COVID-19, Humesters have been mailing Gabby’s bullet journal across the country to each other. Each student has been making a few pages their own with letters, collages, pictures, drawings, or any other additions that let their fellow Humesters know how they are doing. This journal has provided a way for us to continue the sense of community and togetherness that we had gotten used to at Davidson. I truly cannot think of a better way to capture the bonds between students in the Humanities program that have progressed since the first day we met each other in August, as well as the different perspectives each student brings to during this pandemic. This class has not only changed the way I view and think about the world, but it has also provided me with a loving, supportive learning community and some of the best friendships I have ever had. By the time this journal comes back to Gabby, all of that love and closeness will be bound and wrapped up in those pages.
Eventually, the journal will make its way to about 25 Humesters, but so far, it has only reached six of us. I will continue to make updates with more pictures of entries throughout the summer as Gabby sends them to me. By the time it reaches the last person, the entries will be telling a broad range of stories about life during the coronavirus pandemic. I am interested to see how these stories will evolve from March to August.