I wrote this fictionalised story to convey the turmoil of the current moment and political climate, while highlighting the ability for action.

As a young climate striker, I’ve seen how it is possible to organise during this pandemic. And I’ve also seen how COVID-19 and the climate crisis are interconnected. We can reopen to a more equitable and sustainable society – but to do so, we must support one another as as friends, family, and neighbours. Even if that community is now over text rather than in-person.

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About the creator

Anna Siegel is a 13-year-old climate activist living in Yarmouth, Maine. She is the Maine Chapter Co-Lead with US Youth Climate Strike. Along with ME Strikes, she is passionate about wildlife and outdoor adventures in the Maine mountains. She created this story as part of the Youth Storytelling Program with 350.org

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