\ flej \

fledged; fledging

of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

also : to leave the nest after acquiring such feathers

Where thoughts take flight

Young adults are excluded from the conversation. We empower upcoming thought-leaders to shape the narrative, challenge conventions, and ignite change. Our stories are personal. Our voices are independent.

Since 2021, we've been amplifying the diverse voices and perspectives of writers from all walks of life and nurturing the talent of aspiring writers looking to gain experience and build a portfolio. Our vast range of captivating ideas on matters relevant to a younger audience has attracted a loyal readership, which now expands into thought-provoking podcasts, long-form and short-form video.

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The 'Opinion Aloud' Podcast by The Fledger on Spotify

Our Mission

The Fledger was born out of a deep-seated belief in the power of young voices. We saw a disconnect between the our generation and the media—a gap that left us feeling unheard and misunderstood. Fuelled by a collective desire for change, we came together to address this disparity head-on. We witnessed how traditional media outlets were dominated by older voices, and often out of touch with the issues that young adults genuinely care about. We knew there had to be a better way—a platform that gave the recently fledged the opportunity to speak up, share their ideas, and shape the conversations that affect their lives.

Amplifying voices

To give a distinct voice to us young adults and the topics we care about; a strong platform for learning, discussion, and debate, free from agendas and political bias.

Promoting tolerance

To promote freedom of speech. Whatever your opinion, all should hear it. It might be favourable, it might be unfavourable, but you should always have the right to say it.

Inspiring debate

To promote tolerance, critical thinking, and debate. Let's open up our minds to new perspectives and break free from tribal black-and-white thinking.

Increasing engagement

To increase engagement of young adults in issues that affect them: current affairs, politics, finances, housing, education, and more.

Encouraging opinions

To encourage young adults to share their opinions and perspectives.

Connecting minds

To become the go-to place for aspiring writers with an idea or two to share.

The Fledger has given me the freedom to write and contribute to a discourse that can be extremely hard to break into. It's one of many reasons I am excited to continue my work.

Archie Rankin
Sion Marsh
Archie Rankin
Sion Marsh
Lauren Chadwick
Archie Rankin
Sion Marsh

Sion Marsh

23 Yrs OldHertford

What men really think about the 'Male Pill'

What men really think about the Male Contraceptive Pill

Archie Rankin

The 'Working from Home' Mistake

The 'Working From Home' mistake

Linden Grigg

Why will nobody interview me?

Why will nobody interview me?

Linden Grigg

Why I'm confident about the future

Why I'm confident about the future

Archie Rankin

Yes, I'm a plus size person. And that's okay.

Yes, I'm a plus size person. And that's okay.

Melita Hosken

Landlords are parasites and you're the host

Landlords are parasites and you're the host

Sean Ryan

Our Values


We're passionate about giving people with passion a platform to speak from. Everyone has a story. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone has an idea. And now, everyone has a voice.


If you have something to say, we want to hear it. No matter your topic, agenda, or "side", we implore all to stay curious about the world, and different perspectives of it.


Anyone can say anything, but not everything can be supported with evidence. For robust arguments, we encourage all at The Fledger to support their ideas with evidence and references.


We implore every young adult to share their opinions on topics that they care about. Whether you're "left-wing", "right-wing" or "centre", your voice is valid. No topic is off-limits, and no opinion should not be heard; providing it does not violate basic decency guidelines.


We promote and protect diversity of opinion and author background. All are welcome to share their thoughts and ideas.

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