Interview conducted by: Kaitlyn Guild
Date: July 13, 2020

Location: Zoom, Philadelphia

Kaitlyn: Can you tell me a little about yourself Mary?

Mary: Hi, my name is Mary Bevlock. I am an artist. I draw people from around the country. I watch TV, I like to color in my coloring books, my favorite colors are blue and orange. I am part Italian and part Irish. I like going to the Poconos with my brother and my sister-in-law. I like to go shopping and bowling. My favorite restaurant is J.D. McGillicuddy's and Applebees. I like to hang out and talk. I work at Center for Creative Works.

Kaitlyn: Mary, we are talking about some of the changes that we've been experiencing during this time. My first question is: What is your understanding of the changes and events going on right now? (Reframed) What do you know about COVID-19?

Mary: What?!

Kaitlyn: Have you heard anything about the virus?

Mary: Yes!

Kaitlyn: What do you know about it?

Mary: I know that I hate it, for one. I hate it! I hate it!

Kaitlyn: Why do you hate it?

Mary: Because I miss you. I miss everybody. I miss cooking at the workshop. I love to cook healthy snacks. I. Hate. The. Environment. Of. The. Virus.

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