Priscila Kallfelz and her family — her partner, herself, and their two-year-old daughter — live in “a tiny apartment” in midtown Toronto. She’s been working as the member services manager at YWCA Canada from the dining table for a year now, averaging three or four meetings a day and sharing the makeshift dining and living room office with her husband.
“I find that there’s no break, you know?” she says. “In a normal situation, whenever I’m exhausted or I need a break, I’ll just send her to the park with my husband or I’ll go for dinner with my friends, but these days, it’s the three of us, all the time, together, trying to find a way to survive this whole thing.”
Time on her own or with friends was a lifeline pre-pandemic. “Since I became a mom two years ago, I kind of lost myself a little bit.”
Still, Kallfelz acknowledges that
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