Our activities in March finished with Poetic Insight on March 26th, focusing on the theme of Respect. A word so powerful was bound to lead to a variety of interpretations of the word, which was the case, making it a very interesting night.
Our founder, Shaniqua, opened the event with a powerful poem about women, highlighting their strength, fight and beauty. She was followed by Jess, who shared a dynamic poem about racism, and respecting every race and culture.
Marlon and Luca are two friends, who both took to the Poetic Insight stage for the first time to share spoken word centred on respect. Both of their speeches were focused on the importance of respecting everyone, and treating them with care.
Marina also graced the Poetic Insight stage for the first time, wowing us with a beautiful poem about the importance of respecting Mother Nature. It was incredibly interesting to hear someone speak about the importance of respecting nature and our world as a whole, making mention of our excessive shopping habits.
Elisha returned to drop his words of wisdom, delivering a motivational monologue centred on respect. Destini was also back on our stage to fully break down the respect through poetry, including the warped view of respect that many young people now have.
One of the highlights of the night was Demi’s beautiful, moving poem. She shared a deeply emotional poem about her mum, as a way of getting people to have more respect for those who have bipolar and other mental health disorders.
It was another unique night at Poetic Insight, and we are so thankful to all of the poets and spoken word artists for contributing, because we could not do it without you. Keep on showing respect to yourself and others.