Our Founding Director, Shaniqua, speaks on the winding down of YPI, how she came to this decision and the platform's legacy going forward. Going Back to the Start Five years ago, I realised that I wanted to start a platform. A platform for young people to make their voices heard, away from screens. I wanted … Continue reading It’s Time for YPI to Wind Down
In a time when we're seeing that the same problems persist, in spite of things changing and moving forward, Shaniqua expresses some of these thoughts and feelings through poetry. Liquid fury slides down cheeks Outwardly venting, wondering Will bureaucracy end? Will false protection burn out? Predictable phrases sing from pig’s mouths Off-key melodies turning ears … Continue reading The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
April Green shows her transparency and shares tips on how to deal with chronic procrastination. Do you always finish your work minutes before the deadline? Do you swear every time, the next time would be different and you would do a better job, yet again follow the same vicious cycle? Welcome to the possibility of … Continue reading Are you a Chronic Procrastinator?
Daniel Munroop continues to open up about his struggle with poor mental health and how fitness played a part in saving him. This is Life I dropped out of university in my second year. I had no interest in the subject and no interest in life. Relationships became broken and I fell into a dark … Continue reading How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 2
Daniel Munroop opens up about his struggle with poor mental health and how fitness played a part in saving him. In order to be “successful’ you must have a university degree. This is was a big part of growing up for me. Although those exact words may not have been said, they were certainly engraved … Continue reading How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 1
Manisha Rekhi shares some of her illustrations and the inspiration behind the illustrations she creates to raise awareness. I have been passionate about art from a very young age. It started as a form of escapism, then it grew to the point where I can share my personal thoughts to people through a visual standpoint. … Continue reading Raising Awareness Through Illustration
Alana M-T explores the power of looking within and the positive impact it can have on your life. The most valuable power on this earth is our attention. Without our attention a lot of things could not come into place. Companies would not be as infamous; celebrities would not be so famous. Societies, standards, structures, … Continue reading The Power of Looking Within & The Game of Duality
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