Nancy Doyle’s recent article in Forbes, Professor Ahmad’s Six-Month Wall: Rehumanizing the Virtual Workplace, is a great reminder to grant ourselves permission and forgiveness for the range of emotions we might feel during difficult times like we are facing in the pandemic. The article spawns from the work of Professor Aisha Ahmad from the University of Toronto, who recently tweeted about the 6-month wall that most people encounter when faced with a long-haul crisis. This article frames crisis fatigue in a way that both humanizes and unifies our collective experience, sharing insight from others on navigating our way over, around and through “the wall.”
This week I was touched to see a twitter thread from Professor Aisha Ahmad of the University of Toronto. Professor Ahmad’s work has spanned geographies, cultures, and historical events. She has lived and worked through multiple long-haul crises and offered a unifying, human perspective on where many of us are right now.