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
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
It's October, which means that we are officially back from our break, and we haven't come back quietly either. We've got a full-on month of greatness in store for you, so get comfortable and read on to find out all that we've got in store. Instapoetry Workshops In case you happen to have forgotten, it's … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in October?
Shaniqua speaks to writer and human rights campaigner Elizabeth Arif-Fear about her first book of poetry, 'What If It Were You?' Shaniqua- Elizabeth, tell us about who you are and what you do. Elizabeth- My name’s Elizabeth and I’m a writer and human rights campaigner passionate about building bridges amongst people of different cultures and … Continue reading Interview with Elizabeth Arif-Fear: Campaigning for Human Rights Through Poetry
With it being all about love this month, our founder, Shaniqua, shares a poem about one of her great loves. She never understood why men wept at football until basketball penetrated her heart. Falling in love tens of years after watching the sport live drawn in naturally; the relationship evolving, becoming a meaningful part of … Continue reading Unsuspecting Love
When people learn about or get involved with Young People Insight, the question I am most commonly asked is: "Why did you decide to start something like this?" No matter how many times I am asked this question, it still throws me a little, as I know that I will take a full story to … Continue reading Being The Change I Want to See Through 3 Years of YP Insight
As you know, last week I launched the short film I made with youth charity, Fixers, in my hometown of Croydon, where the film was also shot back in September. There was a good turnout, as we enjoyed an intimate gathering in Project B to watch the film and engage in discussions. The reaction to … Continue reading Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’