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Very Useful ‘Life Lessons Podcast’ From Young Speakers
These young speakers are offering wisdom from their life experiences, so you can be the best no matter what age, colour, political and gender barriers. The Seven life-changing thoughts from the new generation is meant to inspire you to make society better for everyone else.
- BUILD A LIKE-MINDED COMMUNITY AND TURN UPSET INTO ACTION
Campaigner Amika George was so shocked when she found out about something. And what caused her to be in this state? She discovered that girls and women were using toilet paper and socks because they couldn’t afford period products. On speaking about it, she formed a community of volunteers who wanted to help. This was a community with the same goals as Amika’s and they worked together to make a change.
2. TAKE MENTAL HEALTH TALK BEYOND HASHTAG
Grace Victory is an author, blogger and presenter, she has been diagnosed with PTSD and an eating disorder. She says, mental health campaigns are not enough, setting a hashtag that draws people to form a community and spread empowerment is without enough money and resources to support people who need treatment. She recommends making mental health support more accessible and less of a taboo subject.
3. LET PEOPLE LEARN FROM BEING WRONG
Chidera Eggerue created the viral #saggyboobsmatter tag because the internet has become a dangerous place and trolls go after the imperfect body and like to shame the owner and if we react and exercise our “cancel culture” we deprive the troll of learning the correct and growing wiser through having a larger conversation.
4.WE CAN ALL FIGHT CRIME BY BELIEVING IN THE FUTURE
As a youth volunteer, drummer Femi Koleoso gets upset when he hears of youth crime. He thinks the kids are starved of the future, of the opportunity to achieve their dreams. He believes the solution is in each of us to help the youth make better decisions and to think they have a bright future.
5. NO MATTER HOW BIG THE PROBLEM, YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
The experience of being trapped in flooding in Yorkshire at the age of 13 made a huge impact on David Saddington. He is has chosen to be a climate scientist and consultant tackling climate change.
6. BEWARE OF “DIVERSITY”
Actress Banita Sandhu prefers the word “representation” to “diversity” because it is more fundamental to the cause of getting away from tokenism and stereotyped roles.
7. IF WE WANT POLITICAL CHANGE, WE’VE GOT TO LET YOUNG PEOPLE IN
Shahira Yusuf is arguing for the lowering of the voting age to 16, the model and politics student. With young people of 16 and 17 being able to be parents, have jobs and join the armed forces, she cannot see why they are not allowed to vote. The average age of UK parliamentarian is 50, Austria and Scotland have 16 and 17 year-old casting their votes and having their say in the political arena.
#SIWO GNEWS #201
Content- BBC Radio 4
SIWO Reporter: Susanna dziworshie
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