Quarantine Has Canceled Culture

A West LA resident’s hand-written sign that says, “Hello neighbors! Stronger together (but 6 feet apart)” is hung up on a staircase to help encourage neighbors struggling during the pandemic.

During times of crisis, fear, and confusion, human beings turn to their cultural traditions and practices for comfort, support, and stability. While there isn’t one widely accepted definition of “culture,” you can understand that your culture includes everything that makes your life meaningful: your religious traditions, your identity, the people you consider to be family and friends, the activities you fill your days with. And…