Why The Official Letters of 2020 Are WTF | TIS Ep. 30

Why The Official Letters of 2020 Are WTF | TIS Ep. 30

Episode Summary:

This is the final episode of 2020, and…whew chile…we made it. The entire year felt touch and go from beginning to end. From the global pandemic and anti-racism protests, to the murder hornets and the never-ending election (and let’s not forget The Great Toilet Paper Shortage), the sisters recap this most memorable of years, and explain why, in Sesame Street style, “Episode 2020” was brought to us by the letters W, T, and F. 

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5 Big Takeaways:

  1. 2020 has been a year of biblical proportions: “There was the pandemic, the earth was literally burning, there were murder hornets, and also actual swarms of locusts…We had a decade’s worth of events in this one year.” #YouCantMakeThisStuffUp
  2. 2020 has been a year of loss: “2020 has been characterized by a sense of loss…Because of the pandemic, everybody around the globe is in one of the stages of grief.”
  3. 2020 has been a year of political weirdness: “The orange man-baby refuses to concede…the only political event that’s taken longer than the U.S. election is Brexit.”
  4. 2020 has been a year of racial unrest: “The reason why the BLM movement regained momentum is because Black people are still being murdered with impunity by police in the United States.”
  5. 2020 will forever be the year of the mask: “Wear your mask, sanitize your hands, and stop gathering in large numbers.”

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6 Key Quotes: 

  1. “The official letters of 2020 are WTF and BLM.”
  2. “2020 is the gift that keeps on taking.”
  3. “We started anti-racism writing after the George Floyd murder, because we could no longer stay silent….then we became a part of Black LinkedIn because of our anti-racism writing. And it is completely amazing.”
  4. “A spiritual practice is vital for maintaining balance, keeping an even keel, and being able to cope and navigate life’s ebbs and flows.”
  5. “Virtual friendships are good, and necessary, and real…We have learned how to use technology to be together even when we can’t be physically in the same space.”
  6. “2021 better act like it has some sense.”

By The Numbers:

  • 0:40 – “Introverts Unite Separately” segment: Holiday travel season is upon us. The sisters talk about traveling in the times of Covid, why people chose to travel during Thanksgiving, and how the “up in the air” lifestyle might never be the same. Plus, Sharon shares the strides she’s making with publishing her anti-racism essays. 
  • 10:05 – “In Our World” segment: 2020 was a doozy, to put it mildly. The sisters discuss the bad, the ugly (and ok, a little bit of good), that happened in the year that none of us will ever forget.

Resources:

2020 RECAP: SO. MUCH. BAD. NEWS.

BUT ALSO SOME GOOD NEWS…

…AND TRAVEL-RELATED DRAMA

WE TALKED (AND EVEN SANG) ABOUT IT ALL

HERE ARE SOME OTHER THINGS WE GOT UP TO THIS YEAR:

WHAT WOULD THIS BE WITHOUT A MISCELLANEOUS SECTION? 🙂 

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