journal writing

Claiming Your Story

Once a journalist, always a journalist. I have spent the last two months drawing on my professional background as a reporter, as well as my personal habit of keeping a journal. I have reported this breaking story from the front lines of my life to my friends in the United States. I have walked the streets taking photographs of small details — signs in store windows, the stands with alcohol gel at shop entrances, the empty electric tram.

We all have a story to tell about this time. Each story is a thread in a global woven tale, and each has a unique perspective to contribute. It is important to document it now, while the details are still fresh in your mind.

This guide has some prompts to help you do that. There will come a day in the future that you may be asked to tell this story — to a child, or to compare with someone else’s experience. Feel free to share with others.

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