We Reckon is a community story telling initiative rooted in our collective experiences of the global pandemic, the movement for racial justice, and our “new normal”. The project aims to collect stories from individuals throughout the southeast, analyze how these stories are similar and how they are unique, devise performative pieces from the narratives, and present them to the community and the region. Through this work we will demonstrate how our struggles are in many ways different, but they are also in many ways the same; and how while we are going through these times separately, we are in this together.