YPI Spotlight: Josephine

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on occasional Kickback participant and Poetic Insight performer, and YP Insight Family member, Josephine, a creative who is trying to spread positivity and healing through arts on social media.. Heya. My name’s Josephine, aged 22, with a mixed heritage of Ghanaian, English and Irish. I’m an Education Studies … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Josephine

8 Steps I Took to Improving My Mental Health

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Shaniqua shares some of the steps she took to look after and improve her mental health. As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we had a great series of conversation on Instagram Live on Wednesday, with me talking to Elliott, Mhairi, Daniel, Demi and Elisha. Their shared experiences and tips were … Continue reading 8 Steps I Took to Improving My Mental Health

YPI Spotlight: Antonia Green

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on occasional Kickback participant and YPI photographer, Poetic Insight veteran and YP Insight Family member, Antonia Green, a poet who found a space to perform and grow in YPI. First things first, big up Shaniqua for giving me this month’s spotlight. Also, thank you to YPI for being … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Antonia Green

What Inspired Me to Write My First Book

Sky Caesar shares what inspired her to write her first book and what you can gain from reading it. I grew up travelling around the world, had family of different spiritual beliefs to learn from, my parents taught me self-love and black empowerment, I was speaking 3-4 languages before primary school age. Yet with all … Continue reading What Inspired Me to Write My First Book

How Opening Your Mind Can Help You Step into Your Power

Sky Caesar explores how opening your mind can help you to step into your power and become limitless. What does it mean to live the life you want? Is this some mythical formula of hard work, no sleep or luck? We think the chance circumstances of the outside world is what is going to make … Continue reading How Opening Your Mind Can Help You Step into Your Power

YPI Spotlight: Hakeem Hall

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Hakeem Hall, whose own work reflects the work of YPI, helping people to communicate and feel heard . For many YP Insight is a healer, a chance for young people to open up about issues in an environment that … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Hakeem Hall

Coronavirus – Post-sanity

In a time of confusion, worry and uncertainty, Marina Curran expresses her thoughts through poetry. Stripped bare, take my socks and gloves and desanitise me, Show me life's bare bones, the last remains – post sanity, Let me stand 2m from your face, and explain our fate, do you understand me, Because we're all scared … Continue reading Coronavirus – Post-sanity