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Neutral Colors Got Me Through 2020

As a Black woman with mental illness, I dealt with *everything that’s been going on* by painting everything white

White wall with white shelves, mirror, radiator, and a cat.
That’s my cat, Lily.

Here in Istanbul, the first coronavirus case was announced just over one year ago. It feels like it happened yesterday in another lifetime, like some sort of spacetime…



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Ruth Terry

Ruth Terry

American freelancer in Istanbul writing about culture, mental health, race & travel. Bylines everywhere from Al Jazeera to Zora. Tw: @Ruth_Terry | IG: