Most people are stuck inside, staring at screens all day, looking for ways to pass the time. It’s been this way since March, with few outlets for pent-up feelings. Some have turned to journaling as a way to vent — or just to memorialize this unprecedented year.
Rutgers University history professor Audrey Truschke is teaching a class this semester about how journaling during COVID-19 will paint a vivid picture of life during a pandemic for archivists for generations to come. She’s also been journaling all her life.