Project leader: Ana Abram
ELLE was the first media outlet in Slovenia to release a story, honouring women on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis. Our cover influenced major publications in the country to follow our lead with similar content.
From all reader nominations, we handpicked nine women with often overlooked occupations, who showed incredible strength and made sure our world kept turning: a delivery driver, a TV journalist, a medical intern, a firefighter, a veterinarian, a nurse, a pharmacist, a nursing home care worker, and a grocery store cashier. While Slovenia is a homogenous country, these are women from diverse demographic backgrounds, including minorities from countries of former Yugoslavia and residents of small rural towns.
In a series of interviews, each woman shared her experience of working during the national lockdown, her fears and hopes, and little moments of happiness.
Read the interviews here.
Released on 16. April 2020