Missing Touch During the Pandemic

Morgan Jerkins pens an essay on the human need for intimacy

Morgan Jerkins, a senior editor at ZORA, wrote a personal essay about touch hunger and the pandemic:

Every time I wash my hands, I think about what life will be like on the outside again. Will I be afraid to touch anyone again? Will I be afraid that even when we return to society the virus will remain dormant, and if I so much as kiss someone, I’ll kill them?

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