Share Your Social Distancing Story


By Eva Barrows

Our lives have changed suddenly and dramatically over the past few weeks. If it weren’t for social media, we might have been cut off from the outside world altogether now that we’re all stuck at home. Midpen Media marketing assistant Emily Parent has figured out a way to help keep our community connected.

She created “Social Distancing Stories,” a call for video submissions meant to get a glimpse into how everyone is holding up at home. Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Stanford residents are invited to submit 30-90 second videos sharing your self-isolation stories. Life hacks, activities and hobbies, support system, a dose of humor, and your feelings are all welcome. Your video could appear on our TV and YouTube channels and social media feeds.

We’ve received two submissions so far that are up on YouTube. One is from West Coast Songwriters host Mike Annuzzi. He’s turned his clothes closet into a recording studio and uses the opportunity to give a shout out to his WAVE award-winning crew. The second submission is of baby Nora at home with her parents. Nora gives her opinion of seeing mommy and daddy all the time!

Please send your Social Distancing Stories to emily[at]midpenmedia[.]org. It’ll give you something to do and you might start a trend with your solutions to staying sane and having fun despite the shelter in place order.