Stories of COVID-19
5 min readMay 18, 2021

Suffering in silence isn’t “Strength.”

It’s survival mode. And it’s time to break out of it.

All my life, I’ve consistently been praised for my strength. I’ve been praised for my ability to endure, to keep going, to keep fighting, despite any number of things that could have destroyed me.

I think often when people praise strength, they don’t realize that they also might be praising the very thing that is literally part of that…

Stories of COVID-19

My name’s Julia. I’m a writer, and these are my COVID-19 weekly letters of encouragement.