Shivani is a model and photographer who had her whole 2020 mapped out: she was going to see the world. And even though COVID-19 threw a wrench in her jet-setting plans, Shivani is quick to discuss the communities that have things much worse than her. If you’re at a heightened risk of contracting this virus, it’s not only important to stay educated on the latest updates and ways to stay safe, but the options you have in case you do become sick.

“As a girl who absolutely loves to travel, the pandemic we’re living in has really affected my ability to do that. Throughout my 2020 vision board, I’d mentioned flying and trips for the majority of it and here we are now…

COVID-19 has brought a large number of difficulties upon a large number of people. But none of my quarantining boredom compares to the fact that there are many people going through much worse circumstances because of this virus.

COVID-19 has affected almost every community, but it has impacted POC communities gravely. These communities sadly make up the majority of coronavirus deaths. Most of the cities that have been hit hardest are densely populated and tight knit, which has caused the virus to spread faster. With family members who work in the medical field, I know how important it is for everyone to have access to the necessary resources to stay safe and get medical attention when they need it.

In these times, it’s not only essential to keep yourself educated on the latest updates and ways to stay safe, but the options you have in case you do become sick. Luckily, you can go to @better_care_america to learn more about healthcare options available to you and your family.”