Covid-19 series

The stories in this Covid-19 series offer a time capsule into life in Wisconsin during this extraordinary time. From a minor league baseball player to a barber to a farmer to an ER nurse, these are stories of resilience and people using their creativity and skills to support their community. Below you will find stories that share our lives, our shared future, our Wisconsin.

“Education has always been an important part of our lives.”

I am a first-generation Hmong-American student. When I was 6-years-old, my family came to the United States as war refugees. In 1978, my parents came to this country with only their three children and the clothes on their back. Photo courtesy of Kaying Xiong, Ed.D. They believed so strongly in allowing their young children to …

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Kaying Xiong | Eau Claire, WI

Shifting Parenting Perspective in Unprecedented Times

In the early days of the Safer at Home order, I felt a sense of responsibility to enforce a structure for my kids and their education. But at some point, probably around week three, the order and organization I had hoped for began to unravel. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Esperanza Our youngest, who’s nine years …

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Jennifer Esperanza | Beloit, WI