Fighting depression in quarantine means creating new rituals. I’m reworking what connection and joy feel like. I like to go on long walks, stretch my legs and see the changing colors of outside season to season. I like to play candy crush on my phone like it’s 2010. Mostly, I like to watch cartoons. This part of my ritual is crucial. I desperately need to watch shows with blazing, hypnotizing colors; shows that make me feel like I have to put on SPF to protect my skin.

These are the kind of shows that maybe pre-pandemic I would watch with…

Mariel Cariker

PRX Marketing Intern — Boston-based audio lady

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