How I Helped My Local MP to Shake Up the Polls

Elliott looks back a special cocktail experience he played a part in curating for his local MP in the run up to today's General Election.  The 2019 General Election is happening today, with many MPs standing for re-election and parliamentary candidates waiting to see what takes place after they’ve been plotting to gain seats. They … Continue reading How I Helped My Local MP to Shake Up the Polls

What’s Coming Up in December?

Just like that, we're already in December and gearing up for our final event of 2019.  As always, December is a very quiet month for us here at YPI, with only one event taking place rather than two or more. The Kickback x Poetic Insight The Kickback and Poetic Insight come together as one for … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in December?

What do you think gender is?

Shaniqua gives you a snapshot of the conversation at The Kickback in November when we were talking about Gender Identity. The Kickback on the 19th November saw us sitting down to talk about Gender Identity, as suggested by Kris.  Although Kris couldn't be at the event, he sent through some questions that were used as … Continue reading What do you think gender is?

What’s Coming Up in November?

With the click of a finger, it's November and we're down to our last full months of events (we've only got one event in December).  It's crazy at how mad quick this year has gone by, but we can we do?  Time waits for no man.  With that said, let's get into what's coming up … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in November?

YPI Spotlight: Rhianna Benjamin

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Rhianna Benjamin, who defied her own expectations and rose above her hatred of studying to get a BSc (Hons) degree. My name is Rhianna, and I’m 24. I find it hard to describe who I am in words, but … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Rhianna Benjamin

October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

Elliott concludes his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month by showcasing locally black owned businesses in Croydon. For us to thrive as an ethnic minority group we have to create our own lanes and master our crafts... then we can expand, prioritise recruiting our own and … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

What is race? – Part 2

Ellie continues to look back on October's conversation at The Kickback, which focused on Concept of Race. As I said in my previous post, the conversation at The Kickback on the 15th October was so insightful that I’ve split it into two parts. After speaking about what race is and the stereotypes that can come … Continue reading What is race? – Part 2

What is race? – Part 1

Ellie looks back on The Kickback in October when we were talking all about the Concept of Race. The most recent Kickback on the 15th October saw those at Project B talking about race, which was such an insightful conversation, I’ve had to split the write up into two parts. Shaniqua set the conversation off … Continue reading What is race? – Part 1