In Case You Needed to Hear it…

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This may not be what anyone wants to read right now but having been through my husband’s near-death and a 100-day quarantine that ended right as this pandemic rolled out, I can tell you this: If it doesn’t entirely break you, this experience will make you stronger, more creative, more resourceful, more emotionally- and community-connected and more assertive than you ever were before.



Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of and

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