By Lindsey Sitz and Maya Lin Sugarman
It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. The Lily found six women across the country who kept diaries throughout the last 12 months. Listen as they read their reflections aloud. Susana Bejar is an internal medicine doctor who lost a patient to covid-19. Jackie O’Brien is a college senior who couldn’t celebrate her graduation. C. Nicole Mason, president and chief executive of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, reflects on the violence that’s being perpetuated against Black people in America. Nina Mata grieves her late father. Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse, recounts receiving the first dose of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine outside of the clinical trial. Katherine Hunt is a newlywed.