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Leslie Barranco

Masked Selfie of leslie against a blue floral background with the title

Although this is a simple mask, it’s my favorite because it is very comfortable, lightweight, and environmentally friendly. By wearing my mask, I am doing my part in slowing the spread of the virus and keeping others, as well as myself, safe. In times like these it’s important to be part of the solution, not the problem.

I hope masks become normalized even after the pandemic because it would encourage individuals to cover up when they are sick around others.

The COVID-19 Masking Project was developed by the UIC Latino Cultural Center (LCC) in partnership with the UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) to engage students, faculty, staff, and community members in a creative and meaningful way during the COVID-19 pandemic.