Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing

JANUARY 1, 2021

Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing


As 2020 comes to a close, we asked members of the WEPOWER team to reflect on their year and describe one good thing that came out of the incredibly challenging year we all just experienced. We chose to end the year reflecting on what we have come to appreciate more than ever.

Charli Cooksey

“Although he wishes he was in Cali with his friends to wrap up his senior year of college, I’ve enjoyed playing games, moisturizing our growing afros, and cooking family dinners with my cousin/brother who has been stuck at home with me.” 🙂

- Charli

Photo of Allison Gibbs, a Black woman smiling at the camera.

“Deeper connection with nature and my family.”

- Allison

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“I was able to hit pause instead of play and focus on the things that matter most which are my well-being and my family.”

- Keisha

Smiling young white man with beard and glasses

“Deeper relationships with people I love.”

- Yoni

Capital Access Manager, Edgar Payano, smiling

“Creating/changing up the spaces in my home for comfort and adjusting to a new work from home lifestyle.”

- Edgar

Cara Pugh

“Building power in East St. Louis through the Elevate ESTL campaign! And becoming proficient in using virtual platforms to connect with family and friends.”

- Cara

smiling white woman

“I had the opportunity to foster a dog. Also, I’ve read more books.”

- Rebecca


“Joining the WEPOWER Team has been the highlight of 2020 and to be part of a movement that disrupts inequitable systems.”

- Emily


“I’ve had more time to read and play my guitar!”

- Nidhi