6 episodes

Raw personal stories about growing up in Britain today, as told by BBC Young Reporters. Young people share their stories in their own words, with authenticity and honesty.

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    • Personal Journals

Raw personal stories about growing up in Britain today, as told by BBC Young Reporters. Young people share their stories in their own words, with authenticity and honesty.

    Phoebe

    Phoebe

    HEAR ME is a BBC Young Reporter's podcast, which explores what identity means for young people growing up Britain today.

    Phoebe’s story is about how the place doesn’t make home, but the people do.

    In Phoebe’s life she has been to nine schools, moved to ten different houses, and has lived in three countries and eight different towns. This is because Phoebe’s Dad is in the Military and this means they have to move quite a lot.

    Phoebe feels like she doesn’t really come from anywhere or belong anywhere. But luckily for Phoebe she has a constant to help her through all the change, her rock – her best friend. Despite moving further and further away each time, Phoebe and Kat have remained the closest of friends, and have a deep impact on each other’s life regardless of the distance between them.

    • 17 min
    Emma

    Emma

    Emma’s story is a story of a teenager and her dad accepting their differences.

    Her dad is Batman and that’s what makes him happy. He’s okay with himself and so Emma thinks maybe we should all learn to be too.

    This a coming of age story, of a teenage girl and a 50-year-old year old man. It's the struggle every girl has with accepting that her dad might be weird but he's still wonderful.

    • 25 min
    Ahmed

    Ahmed

    HEAR ME is a BBC Young Reporter's podcast, which explores what identity means for young people growing up Britain today.

    Ahmed's story is about being a child of the diaspora – a product of a displaced family due to civil war in Somalia.

    Ahmed was born in the Netherlands to Somali parents and grew up in the UK from a very young age. Ahmed wants to consider two questions; where does he belong and whether or not he has a duty to one day return to Somalia. Through the experiences of young Somalis in his home of Leicester, he hopes he will find himself more comfortable with his identity by the end his journey to seek answers.

    • 29 min
    Kieran

    Kieran

    HEAR ME is a BBC Young Reporter's podcast, which explores what identity means for young people growing up Britain today.

    Kieran's story is about becoming a Teenage Drag Queen.

    Kieran has always had a love of performing, and through his Drag Persona - Miss Luna - he has not only found a new act, but a community in which he can be free to express himself.

    Together, Kieran and Luna are championing the LGBT community but also breaking down perceptions that you don’t have to be gay to do drag.

    • 18 min
    Anisha

    Anisha

    HEAR ME is a BBC Young Reporter's podcast, which explores what identity means for young people growing up Britain today.

    Anisha's story is about how her family has shaped her identity, but how being in care has allowed her to explore it.

    Anisha grew up in a strong valued Sikh household until the age of 12 where she was placed in care. She believes that care has been a positive in her life and through her new family, she has found the strength to be true to herself.

    • 19 min
    Welcome to Hear Me - A BBC Young Reporter Podcast

    Welcome to Hear Me - A BBC Young Reporter Podcast

    Welcome to Hear Me - A BBC Young Reporter Podcast

    • 25 sec

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