Actress and comedian Kristina Wong formed a team of volunteers to make masks during the pandemic. Wong launched a Facebook group called the “Auntie Sewing Squad.” The squad has more than 800 members, and they have distributed more than 55,000 masks to communities in need. CNN has more details:
Wong is proud of the group. But she is also frustrated.
"I do refer to our group as a 'sweatshop' because I don't want to romanticize it. While we are enjoying each other's company in this very strange time in history, we shouldn't have to be doing this work. This is absolutely the government's job. We should not have had to turn our homes upside down into sweatshops and pull the sheets off our beds to make masks."
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