Meet the girls

Five girls, five very different stories.

These brave young women volunteered to allow KERA reporter Sujata Dand to follow them and learn more about their lives for Boyfriends.

Boyfriends is a unique documentary. For and about teens, it deals with many of the issues affecting America’s youth. Pregnancy, relationships, parents, friends, activities, prom. These girls open their lives and show you what it’s like to be a teenager in today’s world.

Click on a girl to see her story:


… is 17 and pregnant when she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her.


… is 18 and trying to get over a broken heart. She is hoping a new boyfriend will take her pain away.


… is 16 and in love with her boyfriend, but her dreams don't include him.


… is 18 and wants to break up with her boyfriend, but she’s not sure she can support her two children alone.


… is 17 and falling in love for the first time, but can she handle a serious relationship?

Watch Boyfriends

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Connect With Us is a comprehensive source for teens and their parents, teachers and friends. The site contains tips, advice from experts, and informative articles on healthy relationships and a healthy you.

“Boyfriends should be required viewing in every high school in America. The stories--told by young people themselves--are educational, sobering, and pack a powerful punch.”

– Bill Albert, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

“Producer Sujata Dand approaches her participants with artful openness and without judgment--each has her story to tell; each has learned lessons from which we can all benefit.”

– Dr. Susan Sugerman, MD, MPH, Girls to Women Health and Wellness.

The project is funded in part by the Harold Simmons Foundation and other generous donors from our community.