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Sidney del Ray

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

This mask became my favorite one because of the context. I am not originally from Chicago so when the pandemic hit things felt really lonely without my family. I really missed home and wished I could be there with them. My family knew that it was hard for me to be so far away from home, so they sent me a care package with some teas, snacks, and this mask. Everytime I wear it, it makes me think of home.

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.