4 ways that young people are thriving despite the trauma of 2020

4 ways that young people are thriving despite the trauma of 2020
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4 ways that young people are thriving despite the trauma of 2020

Back in March, Joshua Rivera had just finished planning his post-graduation life. 

By summer, after earning his associate’s degree in photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, he’d land in Los Angeles. Rivera, 20, found an apartment and roommate. He’d lined up an internship and freelance gigs. He envisioned breaking into fashion and lifestyle photography. 

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Then the coronavirus pandemic struck and his carefully laid plans swiftly fell apart. Stimulating classes went virtual and Rivera felt less inspired. He lost his job as a hair salon receptionist. Sweatpants replaced the stylish outfits he once took pride in wearing. He began going to sleep at 3 a.m. and waking up late in the afternoon. Normally cheerful and motivated, Rivera felt increasingly anxious and depressed.  Read more…

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