The WhoWeLost Projects
WhoWeLost.org publishes visitor-written stories of Covid-19 victims from across the United States. Created as a cousin to the original Kentucky site, after numerous requests, WhoWeLost has been featured on WBUR's "Here & Now" and achieved notable media attention. The WhoWeLost Project is a safe space, free from virus politics and the toxicity of social media. The site features a "writing toolbox," which can help anyone who needs encouragement or inspiration as they write. WhoWeLost supports mourners as well as the mourned.
Honoring the memory of Covid-19 victims in Kentucky, by helping their family & friends to remember, write, document, and heal. The WhoWeLostKY.org project is partnering with colleges and schools, and also collaborating with WUKY NPR Lexington on a radio project giving voice to stories from the site.
Handmade Site Images
Curated from stories and messages sent to the sites, all images are authentic. Typed on a vintage Olympia, then torn, the photographs aim to evoke and spark memories.
Shelter Their Stories
Both WhoWeLost.org and WhoWeLostKY.org are safe spaces for remembrance. The sites are quiet, respectful, and supportive.