Clara, 22 – Germany

I’m so thankful for SKAM for many reasons. First and foremost, it has connected me with people all over the world who I am now fortunate enough to call my friends. It has showed me the power of friendship, of love, of hate, of everything life holds. It has taught me to open up, because bottling stuff up only leads to problems. SKAM made me learn Norwegian and every day, I find myself talking in norsk in my head (or to my cat haha). It has introduced me to characters that have influenced my life in such a great way that I never thought possible. SKAM isn’t just a TV show. SKAM has been a part of my life for the past 7 months, and I will forever hold it in my heart.
Tusen takk Julie for bringing this masterpiece to life. Thank you Lisa for Eva, who I see myself in so much that it almost hurts, for portraying a girl that parties, drinks, hooks up, struggles in school, but isn’t shamed for it, and who has one of the biggest hearts ever. Thank you Josefine for Noora, a wonderful feminist who takes no sh** from anyone and inspiring me to do so too. Thank you Tarjei for Isak who got me into this show and one of the best theatrical performances i have seen in a long time. Thank you Iman for Sana who i love with all my heart and for giving us an insight in Islam. Thank you Henrik for Even who showed us you can live a happy fulfilling life even with a mental illness. Thank you Ulrikke for Vilde, thank you Ina for Chris, thank you Marlon for Jonas, thank you David for Magnus, thank you Sacha for Mahdi; all of you made up the best squads. Thank you Carl and Rakel for Eskild and Linn, the best roommates. Thank you to everyone else involved who made this show happen. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this journey.
Alt er love frå Tyskland. Jeg savner SKAM allerede og vil alltid.