Bryana, 17 – Grand Rapids, United States

As an American, I feel that the t.v shows we have access to do not truly and realisticly reflect the lives of teenagers and the problems associated with growing up.
I discovered Skam halfway through season 3 from a post I saw on Tumblr. There were so many posts about the show that I just had to join in. So I researched the show and found subtitled videos and translated texts and began to watch it.
I learned so much about myself and others from season 1 and I was amazed at the realness of the stories that were being told. I could relate.
Season 2 taught me about the power of words and raised attention to eating disorders (even if it was brief). I learned about friendship, true friendship, and I even learned about relationships.
Season 3 was entirely different. I learned things, but I also could relate to the feelings being portrayed through the characters. I was amazed the show was raising awareness toward mental illness and homophobia. I learned about love and religion, and most importantly, not to be afraid to be who I am.
Season 4, the first season I experienced in real time, was perhaps the most eye opening of all. I truly learned about hate and fear and religion and stereotypes. I was able to learn more from a t.v show than I could have ever learned in school.
Skam has opened me up to a whole new world of love and acceptance. Even though the show has ended, the lessons learned will continue to follow me throughout my life.
Takk for alt Skam. Alt er Love ♡