My artifact in this post is a handmade mask. Right now the country is facing the Covid-19 pandemic. This mask symbolizes the small part that everyone can play. Staying inside and away from people is the most important thing we can do keep each other safe but this mask symbolizes the recognition that I have for the safety of others if I need to go out in public for essential items. My area has not been impacted as badly as bigger cities in the nation which has made the pandemic seem like a situation far away. Making this mask made me feel connected to the pandemic in a way that I had not felt before. I hope to inspire other people to do what they can to protect their fellow man in this time of need.