In this scary and unsure time, we are particularly thankful to those who have become patrons on our Patreon page. While we were already planning some time off for ourselves during this season, the current pandemic has made our future prospects—like so many other artists and freelancers—hard to predict. We appreciate your generosity in new ways during this difficult period.

On that note, we were interviewed for the WNYC podcast The United States of Anxiety about our poem 45 Questions to Ask While Waiting. Originally posted on our blog as a response to Dean Spade’s questionnaire Workaholics Anonymous, we reflected on the poem in a time of pandemic, added some questions to the list, and even provided some answers years after we originally posed them. We hope the interview can bring some comforts and insights as we collectively navigate a period of deep waiting. Look for it later this week.

Acknowledging the bleakness of some of the shifts happening under COVID-19, we wanted to share a few resources and bits of analysis that have been giving us hope, reframing this crisis as an unveiling rather than a deterioration, an opportunity for ushering in the radical new world so many of us have dreamed of:

The Intercept – Organizer Mariame Kaba: We Need A People’s Bailout to Confront Coronavirus
Newsweek – To Fight This Pandemic, We Need to Take Over The Military’s Resources—Not The Other Way Around
The New Yorker – Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders
Financial Times – Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’

Stay safe, slow down, keep fighting.