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Season 6

Growing up with gal-dem

Growing up with gal-dem transcripts

S6 Ep 1 – Zeba Blay on being carefree and living for now

Thursday 4th November 2021

We’re back with season 6 of growing up with gal-dem, our amazing hosts natty Kasambala and Niellah Arboine!
This week, we’re kicking off with film and culture critic Zeba Blay who was one of the first people to coin the viral term #carefreeblackgirls on Twitter, as she talks us through her new book, Carefree Black Girls, A Celebration of Black Women.

Zeba, Natty and Nie discuss living for yourself and not your job, the industry or those around you and how to make sure you lead with yourself in mind first. Looking back on her past experiences, Zeba works to try to get back to her most carefree stress, just be in the world and live for right now.


Episode 2 – Jamz Supernova on using tween relationships to understand yourself now

Thursday 11th November 2021

Welcome back to Growing up with gal-dem, this week we’re joined by one of the leading next generation DJs in the UK, JAMZ SUPERNOVA. Hosting a weekly specialist show on BBC RADIO 1XTRA, Jamz has the privilege and platform to showcase new talent. 

Joining us on her birthday, Jamz reads her diary extracts from exactly 20 years ago – addressed to her beanie babies. Jamz talks us through the importance of sharing knowledge for the younger generation and opening the doors for people coming up in the radio industry. 

Reflecting on how past relationships have impacted her career, confidence and self acceptance, Jamz let’s us know how to ground yourself through your passions.