Interview with Teresa, 17, Caribbean, working class, no religion. Women, Risk & AIDS Project, London, 1989. Anonymised version. (Ref: LJH5)
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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 interview with Teresa, who is training as a carpenter at the moment, but would like to pursue a career in social work or youth work. She is living in a children's home at the moment, but hopes to get her own flat soon. She notes a difference between the sex education she received at an all girls' school and a mixed sex school. Her AIDS education first came from newspapers, and then through the media and conversations with peers. Teresa seems to have quite a headstrong attitude towards dating and entering sexual relationships, but is worried about getting hurt - she has difficulty trusting others intentions and has been subjected to domestic violence in her relationships. She is very aware of the gendered double standards present in society surrounding permissive sexualities and control within relationships.