The pandemic of March 2020 brought the world to an abrupt halt. Frontline workers risked their lives to provide essential services, while the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) devastated families, schools, and industries. How did things get better? This narrative in verse gives a sobering insight into that painful time in history.
"The VirusThat Changed The World" by Wendy Walker Jackson
Wendy Walker Jackson is a prolific poet, enthusiastic storyteller, inspiring mentor, and creative educator. In 1994, she migrated to the United States from Guyana, where her passions for music, reading, board games and culinary arts are deeply rooted. As a lifelong learner, her credentials include a Bachelor’s degree from Medgar Evers College, and Master’s degrees, from Hofstra University and The College of New Rochelle, respectively. She’s currently a doctoral candidate at Capella University.
Many of Ms. Walker Jackson’s works are influenced by the social intricacies of our communities, and the need for empowerment of the underserved. A tireless volunteer, her passion for advocacy is evident in her role as Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Roosevelt-Freeport Economic Opportunity Commission and as a boardmember of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County. She also serves as a member of The Black Educators Committee, Inc.
Wendy lives with her talented family in Freeport, New York. She believes that living your best life requires sacrifice, humility, kindness, perseverance, and prayer.