‘Diamonds’ music video

Content warning:

This track touches on youth detention and other themes that might be upsetting to some people. If you feel affected in any way, please call:

1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Family Violence Counselling Support Service: 1800 608 122
• Blue Knot (childhood and complex trauma support): 1300 657 380
• 13YARN for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 13 92 76
• A Tasmanian Lifeline: 1800 984 434
• Lifeline: 13 11 14
• Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

‘Diamonds’ is an original hip-hop track and music video created by young people at Tasmania’s Ashley Youth Detention Centre, with support from the Commissioner for Children and Young People in collaboration with Big hART.

Young people in detention have the right to be heard and for their views and opinions to be taken seriously. The hip hop project gives young people a safe, accessible and creative way for their voices to be heard. In ‘Diamonds’, young people explore themes like trying to break the cycle, missing family, navigating life’s challenges, being resilient and hoping for a better future.