During this difficult time, feelings of isolation and loneliness seem to drip from every pore. Memories of time spent with loved ones play on a loop behind our eyelids, and we long to return to a pre-pandemic world. In “The Long Way Home,” Lena Stevens pays homage to the tender moments of togetherness that we are fighting for every moment we spend in isolation.
Lena Stevens is a Film and Media Studies double-major at Vassar College. She is president of an artist collective for students of color, where she enjoys singing, visual art, and spoken word. Currently, Lena works as a marketing intern for a start-up called Dwellsy, that helps people find rental homes through an entirely free and equitable process. She is heavily inspired by poets Nikki Giovanni and Jericho Brown.