MTV’s documentary series True Life is seeking out young people who may have converted to a different religion from their parents. I’m guessing most of you would fit that bill (if not the age requirement).
Here’s the information:
TRUE LIFE: I’m Clashing With My Parents
Are you clashing with your parents? Going against their wishes? Defying them even? Are you an Americanized teen growing up in a household with immigrant parents whose conservative cultural values are at odds with your modern viewpoints and lifestyle? Perhaps your religious beliefs are setting you and your parents at odds. Are you abandoning the beliefs they instilled in you as a child? Or is your deepening passion for faith and religion concerning your more secular-leaning parents? Maybe the conflict between you and your parents is a classic old disagreement over the guy or girl you’re dating.
If you’re personally living through any of these scenarios, or an equally compelling conflict with your mother & father, we’d like to hear from you. MTV is working on a new episode of “True Life” that will explore the impact on young adults, and their families, when grown children challenge their upbringing and defy their parents.
If you appear to be between the ages of 14-25 we’d like to hear your story. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and please include your name, phone number and a recent photo of yourself.
Not sure if the show is any good — I’ve never seen it — but if it’s your thing, it might be worth a shot.
While we’re at it, has any reader only begun to have problems with the parents over religion? Not something that’s been festering for a long while, but a “fight” that’s only started in the past few months.
How are you dealing with it?
(Thanks to Ashley for the link!)