For the November 8 issue of Time Out, we handed over the reigns to 13 London teenagers and let them document their own lives and issues. Our panel of teens aren't all wannabe journalists – there's an activist, a student, a DJ, two members of a grime crew and a poet – but they all have something to say. As a generation, they are seriously impressive. They're not the teetotal narcissists they're often made out to be; they're angry, articulate, political and entrepreneurial, using social media as a platform for free expression and as window on social injustice. Listen and learn!
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There's this stereotype that teenagers are lazy: that all we do is loaf around, get drunk and play on our phones.
For more than ten years, I refused to speak my native language. Growing up as a queer British-Bengali girl in a mostly white, middle-class environment, I suppressed crucial parts of my identity.
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Amina's a sixth former.