There are many similarities between the Coronavirus and HIV. Both caught us by surprise and quickly turned our worlds upside down. Both found an unprepared nation and also both were surrounded by ignorance which created fear. And both played a role in dividing an already segmented America.
It has also brought out the best in us.
From folks we had never met before coming to Diversity Thrift for fabric to make masks and surgical gowns to healthcare professionals conducting testing in our event hall to community members coordinating a drag show in our parking lot to remind our local entertainers that we have not forgotten them, goodness abounds.
Yes, these are trying times, but we have been knocked down before and we got back up and more than survived, we excelled. And we will again.