The WhoWeLost Project

Shelter Their Stories: WhoWeLost.org

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 extensive media/press attention. The WhoWeLost Project is a safe space, free from virus politics and the toxicity of social media. The site features a "Writing Toolbox," designed to help anyone who needs encouragement or gentle direction as they write. WhoWeLost supports mourners as well as the mourned. A book, inspired by the project, is in development.

WhoWeLostKY.org

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 and WMMT Whitesburg on a radio project giving voice to stories from the site.

Handmade Images

Curated from stories and messages sent to the project, all site and social media images are authentic in origin and execution. Typed on a vintage Olympia, then paired with antique postcards and Victorian mourning lockets, the photographs aim to spark meditative narratives rooted in detail.

Shelter Their Stories

Both WhoWeLost.org and WhoWeLostKY.org are safe spaces for remembrance. Designed to represent the ideas of both absence and presence, the sites are quiet, respectful, and supportive.