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How the pandemic effects children. Oral history with Kalthoom Syed

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How the pandemic effects children. Oral history with Kalthoom Syed

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: In this interview I talked with Kalthoom about how the pandemic has affected her. She answers my questions thoroughly through examples and really indicating how things have affected her life. Kalthoom talks about how the lack of socializing has really affected her emotions along with the fact that through the year she has really become into a more quieter person. She also spoke about how to cope with the pandemic she has started to read as that helped her escape from reality. She mentions that she has missed her childhood due to the improper graduation of high school along with the lack of connections with friends that usually high schoolers have that have been affected due to the pandemic. She speaks about her younger brother who is studying through online learning and how that has really impacted his learning as he now has to learn everything by himself which is hard for a little kid. She ends off with speaking about how she bought birds to keep her company as the pandemic started to feel like it would never end.

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oral history

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English
English
English

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Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

04/10/2021

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

06/18/2021
07/09/2021
07/16/2021

Date Created (Dublin Core)

02/16/2021

Interviewer (Bibliographic Ontology)

Fatima Husain

Interviewee (Bibliographic Ontology)

Kalthoom Syed

Location (Omeka Classic)

30005, Atlanta Georgia

Interviewee Age (Friend of a Friend)

0 to 18

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Audio

Language (Dublin Core)

English

Duration (Omeka Classic)

4:40

abstract (Bibliographic Ontology)

In this interview I talked with Kalthoom about how the pandemic has affected her. She answers my questions thoroughly through examples and really indicating how things have affected her life. Kalthoom talks about how the lack of socializing has really affected her emotions along with the fact that through the year she has really become into a more quieter person. She also spoke about how to cope with the pandemic she has started to read as that helped her escape from reality. She mentions that she has missed her childhood due to the improper graduation of high school along with the lack of connections with friends that usually high schoolers have that have been affected due to the pandemic. She speaks about her younger brother who is studying through online learning and how that has really impacted his learning as he now has to learn everything by himself which is hard for a little kid. She ends off with speaking about how she bought birds to keep her company as the pandemic started to feel like it would never end.

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FH: Hi, my name is Fatima Husain, and I am an undergraduate student at ASU enrolled in HST 494. The date is 2/16/2021and the time is 6:46 PM EST and I am speaking with Kalthoom Syed.
FH: Okay I will start with the first question. Tell me about things you've experienced during the pandemic? Such as emotions, struggles, breakthroughs.
KS: A due to lack of socializing and lack of communication I definitely had a struggle with my emotions I've definitely been feeling more down not like the happy self I used to be before the pandemic that's definitely a struggle and still is honestly I- it’s different now, I'm more sad 'cause I haven't been are met anyone properly from us two years now so ya.
FH: Okay, were there any changes in your life that you feel have changed you as a person?
KS: I definitely have had changes in my life, I became our reserved person like before I used to be like really open person, I used to let people in really easily but I have changed that [dog barks] I’m, I don't really like socializing I like to be on my own yeah I don't not really much of a social person anymore.
FH: What are some things that you have done to cope with the state of the world ?
KS: to cope with the state of the world I have been reading because it helps me it helps me escape reality and explore my imagination and yea.
FH: Do you think you have missed out on your childhood due to the year-long pandemic?
KS: yes I do think I have missed out on my childhood due to the yearlong pandemic [clears throat ] didn't get a proper graduation nor a prom it was really disappointing I know a lot of people that told me how the four years of high school would be absolutely best but due the pandemic I wasn't really able to experience those which was definitely really sad
FH: Do you have any older or younger siblings that are being impacted by the pandemic?
KS: I do have I do have a younger brother and I believe that the pandemic has made an impact on his school specially because he went from being thought stuff to teach himself due to, E-Learning so yeah that was definitely a struggle but he's gotten he's getting used to it yeah
FH: What is one thing you miss about pre pandemic life ?
KS: I miss most about my pre pandemic life would be hanging out with my friends I believe that there's like this gap forming in like our friendship where we're not we don't have a strong friendship like we used to have before on the pandemic started and that’s due to go lack of hanging out and communicating with each other, we have mostly just been texting and it's it's like almost coming to an end, definitely miss hanging out.
FH: Do you think you will return to your normal self when the pandemic is over or will you think and act differently?
KS: I don't think [Dog Barks] I would return [Dog Barks] normal after [Dog Barks] the pandemic. During the [Dog Barks] pandemic I've changed a lot specially in my personality as I said before I became more reserved to myself, I'm not really that open I don't really like socializing anymore and yeah it became a reader not a nerd though just a reader and yeah is different
FH: Are there any other things you would like to share with us about your experience through the pandemic?
KS: So I'm I've been depressed lately so I bought some birds and they cured my depression so I you feel depressed go by some birds it helps yeah even though they chirp literally all the time and then just never shut up but, but just give them food and give them that bird drug and they'll be fine.
FH:[laughs] Alright thank you for allowing me to interview you.

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