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I'd Rather Be Free

I'd Rather Be Free

4 Episodes

Kids grow up fast in Flint, Michigan, a city that’s been through so much for so long. Traumatic experiences are a part of life and often get the better of people, especially the young.

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I'd Rather Be Free
  • Episode 1 – I’m from Flint

    Episode 1

    Tanadia posted this poem on Facebook after she was released from GVRC. Her friend Pepper had been murdered and she took to social media to express her grief.

  • Episode 2 – I Dream a World

    Episode 2

    A’dalea’s dreams a world much different that her own. Flint was once the American Dream. Today it is the American nightmare.

  • Episode 3 – Get Back Girl

    Episode 3

    Tanadia doesn’t give in to despair—never count her out. A tough luck city with a resilient spirit, her hometown of Flint is the same way.

  • Episode 4 – Dear Avery

    Episode 4

    Briana was 15 when she was in GVRC and wrote this poem. Briana’s mother is a source of complicated emotions and a trigger for some of her bad behavior.