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Exposed Soul

Updated: May 8, 2021

CU Boulder Center for Arts & Humanities Pandemic Posts.

"Prologue: “We are all in this together,” posted by the Ohio State Department of Transportation Twitter Page, March 16, 2020

We are all in this together.” That's the consoling statement I've been seeing lately on social media and in the news when fighting the global spread of coronavirus. However, I have been wondering if we are really in this together. In this moment, I feel as if my soul has been exposed, a common Burmese expression လိပ်ပြာမလုံ (latepya malone) to connote the feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment, and insecurity. My soul is exposed precisely because we are not in this together, at least not in the same way..."

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