Will Things Go Back?

in Real Talk

Through it all, we have held it together as Americans.

Going through a crazy Pandemic an Protesting, we’ve still manage to work through it. But the big question is will we go back to living our normal lives? When will this crazy time that we’re going through in the world be over? Who knows? But it’s a conversation that should an needs to be had.

Not only have businesses shut down. But we also have a huge number of so many individuals unemployed.

The employment-population ratio — the number of employed people as a percentage of the U.S. adult population — plunged to 52.8% in May, meaning 47.2% of Americans are jobless.

As the coronavirus-induced shutdown tore through the labor market, the share of population employed dropped sharply from a recent high of 61.2% in January, farther away from a post-war record of 64.7% in 2000.

Let’s not leave out the many Homeowners, who are losing their homes. (Prindex) Statistic states: As the pandemic adds further financial strain to families across the US, a new study finds that 34 million people living in America – 13 percent of the adult population – expect they will lose the ability to continue living in their homes over the next five years. The first-of-its-kind poll, taken before the virus outbreak, likely under represents current levels of housing insecurity now exacerbated by the worsening economy.

But let’s not overlook another serious issue. Even though it seems like things couldn’t get worst, we must highlight not feeling safe. We should feel when we step out our doors not only should we feel secure, but we should feel safe around “Officers On Duty”. Regardless of skin toned or ethnicity.

But as we look through history an unfortunate chains of events we see different. We see the many chains of events lets say their names, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Stephon Clark, Andy Lopez, who was 13 when he was killed by a Sonoma county sheriff’s deputy, Erick Gelhaus, in 2013. Amilcar Perez-Lopez, an immigrant from Guatemala, was 20 years old when he was shot four times in San Francisco police officers in 2015. The list go on through the African Americans An Latin American Community.

Did we really take that many steps back? What led to this malicious division? How much more blood needs to be shed? When will there be a common ground of respect an trust between the “Officers On Duty” an the people. An once we do come to an common ground will things go back to normal?

From the People.

What’s your name?

Martina Gomez

Where you from?

Born in Detroit, MI and raised in Sacramento,CA

How long have you been a model?
2 years

What are some of your goals?

To make it to the big prints.


An do you feel like the world will ever go back to normal?

The world will never go back to “normal”. I think new precautions will come and take effect for the long run until a vaccine is made. Even if or when a vaccine is made, the world will still be different.

How has this pandemic affected you?

The pandemic has affected me mentally. Definitely made me wonder “what if” I technically can’t pursue my modeling dreams anymore or how would that look? Because a lot of it has been put on hold. I have many questions but it’s something we have to wait around and see what happens. Positively, it’s opened my eyes to what’s more important and that’s making sure I enjoy and take control of each day that I am able to see.

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