With more COVID protests happening soon, I wanted to remind people that it's not just the frontline staff that they are demoralizing.
We all know the struggle of the frontline heroes, but I want to thank the invisible ones.
The logistics crews who planned and mapped the intricate and efficient dance of the vaccine clinics.
The IT techs who spent long nights building a vaccine registration system even my parents could use.
The call centres and social media teams who deal with more vitriol and violence than anyone else, but are still there to help those who actually need it.
The graphic artists, technical writers, and translators who take all of the information and technical terms that go way over my head and transform them into easy to read posters and websites.
All of the office workers who converted living space to workspace and have spent the last 18 months working from home. The best part of work is usually the people, and things can get lonely without them.
And the many jobs that I've missed, jobs that I don't even know exist.
So I want to thank the invisible heroes who work behind the scenes destroying fear with kindness, calming the tidal waves of information, and working from home to keep others safe.
While you may be invisible, your work isn't. We see it every time a grandparent hugs their grandchildren, when friends share an in person laugh after more than a year apart, and in every moment where a little hint of normal shines through.