Capturing your memories!
THE LOCKDOWN LEGACY
At the time of writing this, we are just starting to see light at the end of the Covid 19 tunnel here in the UK.
Non-essential shops are opening and the tourism & hospitality industries have been allowed to open outside spaces whilst following social distancing and hotels can offer room service only restrictions, making it difficult to guarantee a home from home experience.
Some children have returned to school, if only for a few short days before they broke up for the summer holidays and there is a small sense of normality returning as once again the bird song is drowned out by the noise of increasing traffic.
For some, the restrictions of lockdown have been nothing more than a government-imposed inconvenience but for others it has been a life changing tragedy, the memory of which will never leave them.
It will only be a matter of months and this all-consuming pandemic could be a thing of the past, well forgotten. Certain generations will have no memory of it, some generations will choose not to remember it and others will never be allowed to forget.
The idea behind “The Lockdown Legacy” is to ensure that future generations and those too young now to remember in the years ahead, have a clear record and documentation of how it affected each and every one of us, world-wide. We may not have all been in the same boat, but for once the world was sailing into the same storm.
In this planned book and supporting podcast series we will hear from women of all ages, race, creeds, colour and background from all corners of the UK and beyond.
We are inviting women and young girls to share their lockdown story and to tell us what their experience has been. We are reaching out to businesswomen, teachers, nurses, GPs, and the leaders of every faith. Mothers who have had babies, women who have lost loved ones or have struggled with issues we have no understanding of. We want to hear from those who have had to cancel weddings and put big birthday celebrations on hold. We are also looking for women who have turned their business around or completely reinvented their business, or even sadly, lost their business.
If you would like to be involved in this “time capsule” project, the brief is simple, to supply a piece of up to 500 words, supplied in a word document with supporting high resolution images (optional) as separate attachments by Friday 4th September 2020. We are also happy to receive images and short quotes as submissions, drawings from children or images that just sum up the feelings and experiences of your time in Lockdown.
Our aim is to make “The Lockdown Legacy” as accessible as possible and therefore as well as being in print, there will be an audio, podcast version of the book available. All proceeds will be in aid of The Network She Foundation, to support women and young girls into employment, education and sport. Grant applications will be invited to apply for the support, with the successful applicants being announced on International Women’s day 2021. We look forward to receiving your memories!