This week we look at two different areas, but both relating back to this current pandemic.
Many disabled and chronically ill people have been navigating living at home long before the pandemic and have been supporting each other through it. In the first half of the show we hear from writer and facilitator Julia Rose Bak on care work in disabled communities, and bittersweet reflections on how non-disabled people are engaging in more community support in this moment. See their piece, Coronavirus Shows Care Work Isn’t Just for Disabled Communities Anymore. Also mentioned: sick woman theory, by Johanna Hedva
Second, we go back over 100 years to the influenza pandemic of 1919. What parallels exist between 1919 and today and what lessons can we draw from the pandemic in 1919? We hear later from amateur local and social historian Liz Crash (@AsFarce), who speaks to the social and political context of 1919, and parallels in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, Xen Nhà & Phuong Tran.