Everyone's Got a Story


Who We Are Now is a contemporaneous oral history of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns, unemployment, bankruptcies, online schooling, dueling realities of what is "true", and a politically divided nation. It seems like too much all at once. Yet we are getting through it.

The experience has been unique for each person. Restaurant owners, musicians, medical workers, homeless people, yoga instructors, hairstylists, teachers. The list goes on.  Read their stories.

Who We Are Now's founder, Michelle Fishburne, crisscrosses the country in her RV so she can get a feeling for the communities in which people live, an important element in understanding the mosaic of the American experience.


Fishburne traveled 6,600 miles through 19 states in the fall of 2020 and is going 6,000 miles roundtrip, from coast to coast, January-March 2021. Itinerary: USA Tour. She has remained COVID-free, being careful to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram: @whowearenowusa