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Quarantine Diaries

Our goal for this piece is to provide a digital window into the lives of individuals across the world, as we forgo our instinct for face-to-face social interactions and settle deep into our personal spaces, families, and close friends. We want to give voice to inner monologues quieted by quarantine. 


This is a call for people from all walks of life, geography, careers, hobbies, lifestyles, and personalities to submit their experience to The Something Different Quarantine Diaries. 


One thing most of us have right now is time, our phones, and access to the internet. The digital world is our social lifeline right now and we at Something Different want to make the most of it. 


This will be a free digital-based zine. Throughout history, humans have turned to art during unprecedented and difficult times - to express, relate, and cope. Now, more than ever, there is a need for art to be made and stories to be told. 


Submissions end on April 30th


Your submission will include a current selfie and short description. There are no guidelines for the description but feel free to use some of the prompts below to help!

  • How you are spending your time?

  • What have you learned?

  • What are your thoughts on the crisis?

  • How have you been dealing with this?

  • How have your thoughts changed from 2 weeks ago?

  • Are you frustrated by the way the world is acting?

  • Do you need anything? 

  • What are you dealing with?

  • What are you afraid of? 

  • How have you grown closer to yourself or others?

  • How are you using humor to cope?

  • How are you feeling?

  • How do you mitigate fear? risk? sadness?

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Thank you to all of the Quarantine Diaries submissions we couldn't do this project without you.