To combat panic and fear caused by the coronavirus, Salidan Lindsay Sutton-Stephens decided to create a local social media campaign called #salidasolid.
To initiate the movement, she and her children, Sutton, 5, and Townes Stephens, 3, painted a sign and placed it outside their house. She then posted a picture of the sign to her accounts.
The campaign crosses multiple social media platforms. It encourages residents and businesses to disconnect from social media and create public signs or partake in fun or creative activities. They should then photograph those activities and share them on social media to help develop more positive feeds.
Sutton-Stephens said she had the idea with her friend Dawn Kclo about how they could bring some light, no matter how small, back to their personal worlds. The ultimate message of the campaign is the community is united despite being in isolated times.
“We are really hoping to spark a little hope within our community,” Sutton-Stephens said. “We are not alone, this is happening to all of us.