"Ever since leaving my high school Gay Straight Alliance to come to Philadelphia, I've never stopped finding new people to call family, new communities to call my own, and new places to call home. As soon as I set foot on Drexel campus, I joined the Lindy Scholars Program, which brings Drexel students to schools across West Philadelphia to tutor kids in reading and math. From there, I joined Drexel Interstellar, a student organization centered around a mutual love for space research and science fiction. Once I started my first co-op, I found a lot more time to explore the city and get involved with communities outside of Drexel. That summer, some friends I met from Drexel Interstellar brought me to the Philadelphia Folk Festival for the first time, which is the longest continuously-run outdoor festival in North America. Through the festival, I immediately found an incredible family of people, and became involved in the organization behind it year-round, the Philadelphia Folksong Society. From there, the executive director of the Society brought me to his bowling team in the Stonewall Sports League, a LGBTQ community-based sports league centered around fostering a welcome environment for everyone to enjoy sports such as kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, and bowling - in fact, Stonewall Volleyball is held on the sand courts on Drexel campus. Because these communities outside of Drexel have provided an incredible support network over the past four years, we've pulled together to stay connected through the COVID-19 crisis. The Philadelphia Folksong Society has not only run virtual concerts over the course of the pandemic, but also ran the entire festival online in August, bringing an incredible assortment of live music to everyone safely staying at home. Furthermore, Stonewall has run virtual yoga sessions to help their community keep active through lockdown. While I deeply miss the closest friends and chosen family I've fostered throughout my time in Philadelphia, I've never felt alone in quarantine - not even for a second."