Mount Martha teenager to takeover ABC Melbourne

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The ABC has announced the 31 young winners of the inaugural Takeover Melbourne storytelling competition.

Mount Martha resident and Woodleigh student Tamsin is one of the Takeover Melbourne winners!

Takeover Melbourne is a new initiative from the ABC in partnership with VicHealth, Resilient Melbourne and the Centre for Multicultural Youth, amplifying the voices of young Melburnians (aged 12 to 18 years).

Despite the many challenges faced by Melburnians this year, hundreds of young people from across Melbourne stepped up to share their stories. Thirty-two winners were selected, representing each of the local Government areas of Greater Melbourne, to have their stories featured on the ABC.

From growing up with Tourette’s Syndrome, to overcoming internalised racism, from finishing year 12 during COVID-19, to rebuilding after the Black Saturday bushfires, the stories showcase the resilience and talent of the city’s young people. From disability advocates and geologists, to musicians and sport fanatics, the 31 stories paint a vivid picture of Melbourne in 2020.

The Takeover Melbourne winners will be showcased across the ABC, so keep an eye out for their stories on ABC Radio Melbourne and on ABC TV. They will also be celebrated in a virtual Gala event on December 3, streamed live on the ABC Melbourne Facebook page.

To see the full list of Takeover Melbourne winners and hear their stories:

Takeover Melbourne is made possible through partnership with Resilient Melbourne, VicHealth and the Centre for Multicultural Youth, as well as with the support of the 32 local councils of Greater Melbourne.

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