Here we are: these young people who live without compromise

About 5 years ago, Jordan Dupuis and Anne-Lovely Étienne had the idea of ​​moving away from fiction for young people with a documentary TV magazine. This summer, they are filming for We give ina project for Unis TV that reads greatly towards the sky, because they can meet young people from Quebec and the rest of Canada that they would have liked to have as role models.

“When we were teenagers, we had no inspiring role models. We had nothing around us, ”says Jordan Dupuis, one of the creators and animators, no longer also a content producer for the show.

Victim of homophobia and in front of a composer with an eating disorder, Jordan Dupuis hosted this program with Anne-Lovely Étienne, who has experienced racism, and Vanessa Duchel, “a girl who assumes her ‘queerness’ and her bodily diversity”.

Solidly anchored in the reality of 2022, We give in confronted the principal concerned with some of his prejudices and concerns.

Immersion, interview and challenge

Among other things, he met Lé, a 16-year-old trans who, like him, had a mastectomy (the first for weight loss and the second for his transition), but who, unlike him, easily reveals the her body on social media is changing. He was therefore inspired by it, even going so far as to star, alongside her, in a photo shoot to assume both her story and her body.

“There is this desire to understand the new generation, what drives it, to be inspired by it and to create a generational “passion”, indicates Jordan.

Each episode of the magazine will include an immersion, an interview and a challenge. The one on sports will revolve around a women’s “full contact” roller derby game, will introduce the Quebec Bulldogs wheelchair basketball team and give the floor to the province’s youngest male cheerleader.

The authenticity that emanates from the young people they meet is a personality trait that Jordan admires.

“These young people are uncompromising. They’re not reacting against the older generations, they don’t care. They just went there. I was trying to talk about transphobia with the 16-year-old, but he didn’t experience it. There are four trans at his school, in Sherbrooke, with an LGBT committee. »

Unite a great force

With this show, he wants to create dialogue between generations and hopes that today’s youth will be able to recognize the group power they have.

“We want young people to remember that they are the vector of change and that they are not alone. What makes them unique is their strength. This is what takes them longer. »

the team of We give in is filming for several more weeks. The show’s 10 30-minute episodes will be offered next spring by Unis TV. A podcast series and digital capsules will enhance the offer.

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