growing up gen z

Our lives are full of filters—from the filters we use on Instagram to the filters we put on ourselves to mask our lives. “growing up gen z” is a podcast for teens to discuss their unfiltered takes on a wide variety of topics, from body image to relationships and more!


new season! summer recap & school year goals growing up gen z

Welcome to Season 2 of our podcast! We're back with a new set of co-hosts—Kei, Sammie, Wilson, and Gia—who are all excited to continue spreading positivity on this platform. Some more about us: Hi! My name is Kei, I’m a senior at Phillips Academy, and I’m from NY. I was born in Tokyo and have loved eating Japanese food ever since; my favorite is ramen. Also, I enjoy playing the violin, listening to any and all kinds of music, and watching sports with my friends. Hey! My name is Sammie and I’m currently a senior. I’m from Colorado, so I love skiing, snowboarding, skating, and pretty much any outdoor sport you could think of. Hey guys! My name is Wilson and I am a sophomore. I am from China and currently live in Canada. I love to make origami and listen to music in my free time. Hi everyone, I'm Gia and I'm excited to be back on this podcast! Like Kei, I enjoy playing the violin and listening to music. I also love to journal, dance, and play with my dog in my free time.  (Gia's mic is wonky in this episode but we promise things will only get better from here.) We hope you enjoy our episode!!
  1. new season! summer recap & school year goals
  2. Summer Tips Unfiltered
  3. Social Media Unfiltered
  4. Mental Health Unfiltered
  5. Dealing with Insecurities – Immanuella