This week we have Dr. Louise Tapper and Adjunct Assoc Prof Rosemary Du Plessis
Speaking about their research project
Making the most of now:
Young women’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic
This study researched what do young women in Otautahi have to say about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives? This presentation presents the findings of a small-scale oral history research project that recorded the experiences of thirteen diverse young women in Otautahi/Christchurch. They talked about their experiences during the lockdown in March and April of 2020, and the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. How has life changed for them, and how has the pandemic altered their hopes and aspirations for the future? What strategies did they use to promote their personal wellbeing in stressful, uncertain and difficult times? What ideas did they have about how communities in Otautahi could support young women as the pandemic continues to disrupt their lives? And how do the findings from this research relate to international research on the impacts on young women of COVID-19?
Transcripts of the interviews can be accessed at: https://quakestudies.canterbury.ac.nz/store/collection/22234
Audio interviews are being broadcast on Plains FM as a podcast series and are accessible here: