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What social expectations would you change?

Shaniqua looks back on a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation at The Kickback, which focused on social expectations. The Kickback returned for the first time in August since 2016 for another big conversation, this time on the topic of Social Expectations.  Leading out on the 20th was Vanessa, as this was the topic of her choice. Vanessa … Continue reading What social expectations would you change?

Defying Society’s Expectations

With the upcoming conversation on Social Expectations at The Kickback, Mhairi shares her thoughts and experiences on the topic. Personally, as someone who works mostly with those who don’t follow the norms and expectations of society, I cannot understand why so many are under an apparent spell of people-pleasing and constantly trying to give society … Continue reading Defying Society’s Expectations

A New Host at Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on July's Poetic Insight, which was all about Dreams & Goals. July was all about dreams and goals at YPI, which was the theme of Poetic Insight on July 30th, and I can say that the night was a dream for me and definitely one of my favourite Poetic Insight events in … Continue reading A New Host at Poetic Insight

What’s Coming Up in August?

We're going all the way through August!! This is the first time since YPI launched as a physical platform that we are going all the way through August, with both The Kickback and Poetic Insight, and another event thrown in as well for good measure, since it's summer after all. So, if you're on holiday … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in August?

What drives you towards reaching your goals?

Hakeem looks back on our goals focused conversation at The Kickback in July. For the theme of July’s Kickback, it was Goals – what’s your purpose in life and what drives you there. We had two great guest speakers for this edition as they shared with us their goals in life, and how they stay … Continue reading What drives you towards reaching your goals?

We Are Dreamt Off

With July's focus being on Dreams & Goals, Ellie Ruby reflects on dreams in a piece of creative writing. When I was a little girl my mother was a bellows, crouching at the foot of her kindling. She blew so hard to make sure my dreams billowed out. Shrouded me. To a mother, a child … Continue reading We Are Dreamt Off

YPI Spotlight: Elisha Mensah

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on Poetic Insight veteran, regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Elisha Mensah, whose life has been changed through spoken word. Hello, my name is Elisha. Before I started all this, I went youth club from 2015 till now and I met Paul, my youth worker. I settled … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Elisha Mensah