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Teenagers are obsessed with their phones. Teenagers are lazy. Teenagers are too sensitive. These are the stereotypes that surround young people today. But spend just 15 minutes with a London teenager and you’ll know that’s not the case.
That’s why we wanted to give this generation a platform to share their views in their own words – and, it turns out, they had a lot to say. When we put out an open callout for teens to write a message to London on a topic they cared about, we had more than 100 applications from Londoners aged between 13 and 19.
Their messages were passionate, articulate and intelligent. They gave us a window into the things they love (memes, veganism, nature), what they worry about (politics, climate change, mental health) and the brilliant aspects of London they want to celebrate (multiculturalism, green spaces, community). Read on for their messages to the city.
Find more from the teens at instagram.com/timeoutlondon
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