Interview with Leonie, 16-17, East African, lower middle class, no religion. Women, Risk and AIDS Project, London, 1989. Anonymised version including field notes. (Ref: LSFS24)
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This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90) archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project (2018-20).
Anonymised transcript of an interview with Leonie, who would like to be a journalist. Leonie is aware that being a black young woman and second generation migrant in the media industry might be quite difficult, but she seems determined to try and forge a career of it. She had had a serious relationship that ended fairly recently, as she wasn't ready to settle down and wanted different relationship experiences, but is going to wait a while before she has any sexual relationships. Despite her parent's cultural and religious backgrounds, Aisha has a fair amount of freedom in who she can be with and has already decided against an arranged marriage. She would like a career before she thinks about marriage and children, anyway. Sex education at Aisha's school has largely been biological, though her mum has always been very open with her. AIDS education has largely come from both her parents, who work in medical research, though this has been quite technical information.
CreatorWomen, Risk and AIDS Project (WRAP, 1989-90)
PublisherThe Reanimating Data Project (2018-20)
Family lifeParent attitudeSibling relationshipPart time workEmploymentJournalismCareerAspirationsLeisure timeRacismSexismMisogynyLoveExamsMarriageArranged marriageReligious beliefsReligious valuesHinduismMuslimSex educationAIDS diseaseAIDS educationSexual behavioursCasual sexTraditional valuesPremarital sexVirginityExpectationRelationship break upSafe sexContraceptive devicesCondom useRiskAlcohol useCigarettesTobaccoDrug useRecreational drugsMoral valuesThe pillContraceptive pillResponsibilityAbortionMasturbationHomosexualityStigmaFamily planning clinicIndependenceEast AfricanLower middle classNo religionSociologySociology not elsewhere classified