Fredricka R. Maister is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. Her essays and articles have appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, New York Jewish Week, The Forward, OZY, The Writer, and ICON.
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Here's how one person over 60 is handling life in quarantine, eight months later
Eight months on the coronacoaster
Fredricka Maister optimistically began quarantine back in March, like millions of others in her higher-risk age group. But what does life look like eight months later?
How does life in the pandemic feel with a lifelong anxiety disorder?
Anxiety, meet COVID
Fredricka R. Maister has lived with anxiety her whole life—and in some ways, it made her better prepared to handle life in a pandemic.
I had a life-threatening miscarriage in 1979. Would I have survived the same thing today?
Abortion access saved my life
Fredricka Maister suffered a hemorrhage after she became pregnant in the late 1970s. Abortion access may have saved her life. She worries about the dangers pregnant people face today.
My therapist broke up with me—and I don’t know how I feel about that.
Trials and terminations
Fredricka R. Maister felt grateful to find a therapist when she needed one most at the height of the pandemic. Their relationship wasn’t perfect, but should it have ended the way it did?