I can hear the blood of my people crying out from the ground.
Imagine if they were Black. They would be killed or locked up for life.
When the pandemic hit, local artists turned these storefronts into colorful beacons of hope.
Since February, I've lost my mom and my dog, and started cancer treatment. Still, I daily find joy.
"I've never seen anything like it in 30+ years," says Anthony Burchard, president of the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation.
So much seems frozen right now, but my toddler keeps growing. School can be postponed, but his development can’t.
"Many work calls have been interrupted by the sounds of children or pets. In a sense, it’s almost comforting."
Their season ended early due to Covid-19. So this girls' soccer team ran a fundraiser that generated $9,000 for hungry neighbors.
The coronavirus pandemic has elicited all kinds of thoughts and emotions. These local artists turned them into pictures.
After my mom's death, I felt profound grief coupled with isolation. Suddenly my personal sphere was off limits.
"Stepping outside of my crazy, busy existence, I suddenly experienced the balance that had been missing."
"I want to hug the friends who have sustained me over the lonely years, touch their shoulders as I pass them sitting in a chair, drinking the tea we so often share."
Depression, butterflies and indelible transformation. We're taking it day by day.
"I'm not sure if it's comfort we have found in food, or comfort in knowing that we now have time to enjoy our food."
Durán comes from Fairfax County Public Schools and assumes his new post on June 1.
"As a massage therapist in the middle of a global pandemic, I'd like to ask you to stay home—no matter what the governor says."
Searching for sanity in home improvement: "The drooping cabinet door nobody cared about for years is now a disappointment."
"I've decided to use this time to discover my own city by walking or running every street."
When Covid-19 interrupted plans to honor this American hero with a proper retirement ceremony at Fort Myer, we knew we had to step up.
"Being able to read and write more helps me with the uncertainty of the crisis and is also the gift of the crisis."
"All I knew growing up was apartment living. There was always a dish-drain rack."
"Back in grad school I was an extrovert. I'm different now. The quarantine has definitely brought out the introvert in me."
"Giving birth to your first child is an exciting and nerve-racking experience. Now throw in a pandemic."
"Will our dogs need grief therapy after we all go back to work? Or will they be relieved?"