What is meant by sexual orientation?

Mhairi looks back on our conversation at The Kickback in April. We kicked off The Kickback on April 16th by discussing what we thought was meant by sexual orientation, with Shaniqua saying that she was unsure after we’d spoken upon walking in, but she would say it’s the person you’re attracted to, that you want … Continue reading What is meant by sexual orientation?

What is consent?

On March 19th, it was time for an in-depth conversation about Consent after touching on it during our conversation on Healthy Relationships last November.  It was a conversation that was always going to be interesting, but it turned out to be incredibly informative as well. We were well-informed by Lucy from arts charity Tender, who … Continue reading What is consent?

What are your thoughts on purpose?

After an unintentional month away, I was excited to be back at my YP Insight events, expanding my mindset and hearing from great people.  On March 27th, The Kickback provided its usual intriguing and dynamic conversation, taking a crazy amount of twists and turns as we spoke on the topic of 'Purpose'. I'm not going … Continue reading What are your thoughts on purpose?

Do you prefer synthetic or natural beauty?

On April 18th, it was the battle of synthetic beauty vs natural beauty at the YP Insight Forum.  Regular YP Insight participant, Alana, took the lead on the night, as we discussed the topic of her choice. After breaking the ice, she kicked off the conversation by asking, what is beauty to you?  Responses included: … Continue reading Do you prefer synthetic or natural beauty?

Discussing Relationships at the YP Insight Forum

"A form of communication"; "a bond"; "happiness"; "a form of love".  These were some of the thoughts young people had of what a relationship is, as relationships (with a focus on women) was the point of discussion at the Young People Insight forum on July 19th. We starting by talking about what we think makes a … Continue reading Discussing Relationships at the YP Insight Forum

Discussing Careers at the Young People Insight Forum

Careers was the topic of discussion at Project B on April 19th,  after the topic of March's forum changed from careers to knife crime. This change probably worked out for the better, as on Tuesday we were joined by two representatives from Croydon Council.  Roopa Doshi and Melad Ali, their Team Apprentice, work to ensure that young people, … Continue reading Discussing Careers at the Young People Insight Forum

What does fun mean for young people?

With the festive season in full swing, fun is the word on many people's lips and in many people's minds.  In a time filled with reports of economic crises, poverty and mindless violence, we need fun to create a happy medium. I've spent some time speaking to a variety of young people, finding out what … Continue reading What does fun mean for young people?