‘Covid has formed the person I am’: young people on how the pandemic changed them
While some were inspired to make the most of life when they finally could, others say they felt unvalued and overlooked, as well as disappointed by the government
For the past 12 months, the Guardian has tracked the journey of a group of young people from across the UK, capturing their intimate feelings and experiences as the pandemic upends their lives. Here they tell us how the past year has affected them – and transformed their futures.
Aadam Patel, 22, lives in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, with his parents, Musa and Zubeda, and his brother and two sisters