The past year has been extraordinary. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, life as we knew it ground to a halt. People stayed home, spent time with their families, and considered their priorities.
Kiawah Island has always been a haven, a respite from a busy world. But in 2020, life on the Island took on a new significance. Members who previously spent occasional weekends here came to stay, drawn to the sea breezes and wide open spaces. They settled in, spending their days biking and reading in the sunshine. They swam in the ocean, took long walks on the beach, and learned the names of songbirds. But more importantly, they connected with one another—navigating challenging conversations and offering support in the face of difficult circumstances. This was the silver lining of a difficult year.
The Kiawah community continues to evolve in meaningful ways—toward inclusivity, toward authentic expressions of solidarity and understanding. I am so grateful to help document this moment in time. Enjoy.