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Crossing the Street

Sisters Jess and Megan discuss the reactions they get simply for being teenage girls. It's a conversation about creeps, clothes and crossing the street. Fi Glover presents.

Sisters Jess and Megan discuss creeps, clothes and crossing the street and the reactions they face simply for being teenage girls. Fi Glover presents this conversation, which was recorded in collaboration with the charity Plan International as part of its efforts to raise awareness of street harassment against girls and young women.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

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Fri 22 Feb 2019 16:55

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Fi Glover and Jane Garvey

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey roam the fields of broadcasting talking to interesting people.

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Broadcast across Radio 4 and on local radio stations across the UK and Northern Ireland.

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The Listening Project is a BBC Radio & British Library partnership.