Not All Superheroes Wear Capes
by Elliot Thorpe
For the first time in my life, the planet seems so much smaller. I regularly sit at home in the south of England, having video calls with my producer in Knoxville.
We’ve done this for a good few years now. The conversations usually started with, “How are things in your part of the world?” The very fact that the geographical distance between us means nothing to an invisible enemy is very telling, and so our calls inevitably begin now with something not unlike, “So how are you coping?”
I have family in Australia, and dotted across the UK, too. All of us, everywhere, have been touched by the events of the last year or so. We all have a common ground.
We all have to live our lives the same to keep ourselves, our families, friends, and strangers safe and free from this pandemic. Never has the need for respect and understanding of others been so demanded of us. For many, that’s a struggle. We’ve all seen the news footage of hordes of people worldwide who simply refuse to acknowledge social distancing measures or that there’s even a pandemic, but for the majority, it’s simply become part of our daily routines…
Continue reading in our Summer 2021 magazine issue on Superheroes.