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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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Choosing to be child free

Yvonne was on a bus on a trip to Europe when she had a realisation. There’s more to life than... more

07 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
Growing up polygamous

Farida grew up with 19 siblings in a polygamous family in Kenya. She’s been married five times, and four of... more

31 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The little girl with trauma

Regina had a difficult childhood. Her parents both struggled with addiction, and she developed substance abuse problems of her own.... more

24 May 2024 · 28 minutes
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
Dear Daughter
Choosing to be child free
Dear Daughter
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