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Dear Daughter
Dear Daughter
BBC World Service

Namulanta Kombo and parents from around the world build a “handbook to life”. Sharing your parenting advice and extraordinary personal stories in... more

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Episodes

Diagnosed by a stranger, with Ria Lina

Comedian Ria Lina finds out she is autistic after an audience member picks up on it at one of her... more

17 May 2024 · 24 minutes
My daughter, who I thought was my son

Gretchen’s daughter is transgender. When she first told her parents, it came as a shock – but Gretchen wants to... more

10 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Blending families

Rehman becomes a widower with three children after the sudden death of his wife. Over a year later, he remarries... more

03 May 2024 · 27 minutes
A public apology from a besotted mother

Malini has a lot of regrets about her parenting - but her daughter Raji remembers things differently.Malini raised her family... more

26 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
It’s just hair, with Joy Kendi

Joy Kendi doesn’t want her hair to define her – so she shaves her head.Joy is an influencer in Kenya... more

19 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Moving on

Mary receives a menacing message and decides to leave her home. Mary has lived in Florida ever since her university... more

12 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
The dating to-do list

Wen is raised believing sex is taboo but knows she must change for her daughter’s sake. Her grandmother was ashamed... more

05 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
The people-making business with Janine Harouni

New mum Janine Harouni is anxious and lonely, so why do the other mums online look so happy? She was... more

29 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
The perfect trap

Anna fights her eating disorder, knowing she needs to be healthy if she wants to be a mum. She spent... more

22 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
Making amends

Musikari risks his life fighting corruption in Kenya, but at what cost to his family? Namulanta’s father is a political,... more

15 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
Dear Daughter
Diagnosed by a stranger, with Ria Lina
Dear Daughter