Even before the pandemic, three in five Americans were lonely. That’s according to a survey that Cigna released in January. To get a sense of what these people were feeling, three students began collecting letters, artwork, and social media posts all about loneliness. They’ve gathered 35,000 messages since March, when COVID-19 struck. Their project is called Dear Loneliness.
What loneliness feels like around the world
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‘Dear Loneliness’: Letters, art, and music from around the world show people’s feelings of isolation
Since March, three students have been collecting letters, artwork, and social media posts about loneliness worldwide.