Marianna, Angela, Cristina and Paola. Rome, Italy

Angela, 20, from Merano, studies dance and now trains in video lesson, in lockdown since March 9th. Cristina, 33, from Ferentino, works in a beauty center and is on layoffs; she’s on lockdwon since March 13. Paola, 27, from Rome, is a general practitioner doctor. Marianna, 24, from Bari, studies law and has been following online lessons for two weeks. She takes part in the Fridays for Future Digital Strikes every Friday. She’s in lockdown since March 8.

“We are facing the lockdown focusing on those people who have no choice but to keep on working day and night: institutions, health workers, NGOs … we often ask ourselves how we could be useful, besides “#stayathome”. So we hung a sign in the lobby of the apartment building, which reads: “The virus runs fast, but solidarity runs even faster”; we left two of our cell phone numbers and made ourselves available to do shopping for anyone in need. Meanwhile, we are trying to take the best out of this situation, with creativity, and through the rediscovery of time for ourselves as well as for others.”