COVID-19 and Gender Digital Scrapbook Submission Form

Newcomb Archives invites Tulane students, staff, faculty, alums, and members of the New Orleans community to contribute to a collective digital "scrapbook" documenting our lives through creativity during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on gender.

Disease outbreaks make existing inequalities worse for marginalized groups. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory quarantine and stay-at-home orders, will be felt differently by those who identify as women, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming. In the tradition of eclectic memory-keeping projects such as scrapbooking, journaling, and zine-making, we invite contributions of original artwork, ephemera, photographs, zines, personal essays, poems, or other types of submissions created during this time. All submissions must be digital.* We are especially interested in hearing from women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and LGBQ individuals. Anonymous submissions are welcome. Submissions will be preserved in the Newcomb Archives’ digital repository.** We will share submissions as they are collected via social media with the hashtag #covidegenderscrapbookfor the purpose of connecting people to a digital community for creativity and reflection


  1. The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism by Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, March 19, 2020
  2. COVID-19: A Gender Lens, United Nations Population Fund, March 2020
  3. The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Minorities by Kriss Shayne, The New Social Worker
  4. A Gender Lens for COVID-19 by Susan Papp and Mary Hersh, Project Syndicate, March 27, 2020

*We ask that contributors abide by social distancing and stay-at-home orders currently in effect. Please do not violate these guidelines or endanger yourself or others when creating content for submission.

**Submissions will be made available to the public via the Archives’ digital repository. Any future use or reproduction requests must be approved by Archives staff and will be credited to the creator, if identified. For-profit reproduction requests will not be approved.

Name (leave blank if you prefer to submit anonymously)
Tulane affiliation
Class year and degree/major field (current students and alums)
Share something in writing, such as a personal narrative, poem, or other text. If you are submitting a digital file, please share a description here.
Upload a digital file, such as original artwork, ephemera, photography, a zine, or an image of text.
In what ways do you believe gender has impacted your experience or the experiences of others during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic?
How did you hear about this project?