On August 20th, I finally achieved my goal of bringing The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) to my home town of Croydon. This is a project that I love and means more to me than I can describe – you properly have to see my eyes brighten and face light up when I speak about … Continue reading Reflecting on The Complete Freedom of Truth Croydon
Last month, I took part in the European youth project, The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) for the third time. This year we were in the town of Sarteano, Italy, where we took part in the usual assortment of workshops, discussions and showcases. A project centred on inclusiveness, tolerance and equality, TFCT is the perfect … Continue reading Bringing The Complete Freedom of Truth to Croydon
On August 1st 2016, I returned to The Complete Freedom of Truth, This time in UK’s Bournemouth, Rather than Bosnia, Reuniting with friends of old, Ready to meet the new. Last year was amazing, In some ways, This year was even better, Pushing us further as artists, Even further as youth leaders. We engaged in workshops, … Continue reading Returning to The Complete Freedom of Truth
From the 11th to the 23rd of August, I was fortunate enough to be in the gorgeous town of Srebrenica in Bosnia & Herzegovina with over 100 other young people. We had come together from seven countries across Europe for the first stage of The Complete Freedom of Truth. The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) … Continue reading Taking Part in The Complete Freedom of Truth
On January 16th, it was The Kickback with a twist as we celebrated two years of Young People Insight. There wasn’t a discussion this month; instead we heard from a number of speakers who had supported me along the way. After I told the story of how YP Insight came into being, we heard from Ian, … Continue reading Celebrating Two Years at The Kickback
Every Poetic Insight is different, which is what makes every one of them special in their own way. One thing that never changes though is the amazing young talent and constant support in the room. The support is what enables first time performers to take to the stage and do a great job. On July … Continue reading Continued Support at Poetic Insight
We sat down in Project B on July 18th to talk all about the influence of music, which was a conversation that took off into numerous directions that I was never expecting. Nevertheless, it made the night incredibly interesting. To get everyone warmed up, I asked them to share what music means to them. Responses … Continue reading What influence does music have?
I’m Shaniqua Benjamin, a writer and spoken poet who was born and bred in Croydon. I fell in love with writing at an early age, although I did leave my first love behind for a little while to chase after a career as a fashion designer. After dropping out of university in 2013, I fully … Continue reading Meet The Founder