Growing Up

News

puberty is terrible for girls' confidence, study confirms

Until the age of 12, young girls are equally as confident as their male counterparts. Then everything changes.
Nicole DeMarco
9.24.18
Photography

photographs of the last year before teenagehood

Photographer Hollie Fernando spent a year photographing her 12-year-old brother.
Georgie Wright
7.6.18
Culture

jheyda mcgarrell chronicles the highs and lows of being a teenage girl

In her new photobook "Becoming the Woman You'd Want Me to Be," California-born photographer, director, and Art Hoe curator Jheyda McGarrell documents her teenage years. Fast approaching her 20th birthday, here she offers us a guide to growing up.
Jheyda McGarrell
11.17.17
Arts

photographing queer youth culture in regional spaces

In their latest series, Jonno Revanche explores unseen LGBTQ+ experiences in country Australia. "I'm in awe of people thriving under difficult conditions and circumstances," they say, "of people finding connection and understanding and empathy in a...
Ena Grozdanić
6.7.17
screen

how a movie about cannibalism became the coming-of-age film of the year

With ‘Raw,' director Julia Ducournau shows what eating human flesh can teach us about growing up and discovering our humanity.
Wendy Syfret
3.23.17
Think Pieces

what do people hear when asked, 'where are you really from?'

Six people sound off on the very loaded question, and explain how it impacts their sense of home, identity, and community.
Amna Qureshi
3.10.17
TV

how daria served as the ultimate antidote to 90s bro culture

Twenty years ago, a Lawndale teenager changed TV, cartoons, and high school forever.
Wendy Syfret
3.8.17
Music

how lorde’s first album captured suburban dreams and realistic teenage life

Before her new track drops, we revisit her first album, 'Pure Heroine.'
Wendy Syfret
3.2.17
dance

how activist amrita hepi uses dance to work shit out

The “dance maker” explains why movement is an antidote to shame and how society tells girls to stop dancing.
Amy Campbell
11.2.16
NEW ZEALAND

evangeline davis creates tender portraits of new zealand adolescents

In her new book 'Touchy', the recent graduate is exploring the lovely awkwardness of being a girl.
Amy Campbell
10.10.16
Culture

the cult zine capturing ephemeral moments of growing up around the world

For its third issue, 'Collection of Documentaries' broadened its focus from British teen tribes to explore the vibrancy of international youth culture.
Felicity Kinsella
7.20.16
i-D

tough & tender catalogs 40 years of adolecent love and pain

From Robert Mapplethorpe to Larry Clark, the new exhibition is an exercise in shared nostalgia and reflection.
Wendy Syfret
i-D Staff
7.18.16
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