YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens

We've brought back the YPI Spotlight segment to shine a light on Poetic Insight veteran and YP Insight Family member, Jessica Stevens, who has found light in darkness through her poetry and most of all, her daughter. Hi all, my name is Jessica Stevens. I’m a 22-year-old poet, spoken word artist and musician in Mitcham. … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens

Interview with Elizabeth Arif-Fear: Campaigning for Human Rights Through Poetry

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

How can we look after our mental health?

Shaniqua looks back on this year's mental health focused conversation at The Kickback. With last week being Mental Health Awareness Week, mental health was the topic of conversation on May 21st.  This year, we were looking at depression, so we were joined by Richard from Mind in Croydon, who did an amazing job of getting … Continue reading How can we look after our mental health?

YPI Spotlight: Renee Lord-Lindsay

The YPI Spotlight segment returns to shine the spotlight on YP Insight Family member and one of our trusted advisors, Renee Lord-Lindsay, who has set up her own initiative to support others and bring change to Croydon. ‘My life began to change the moment I started asking the right questions and receiving the wrong answers.’ … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Renee Lord-Lindsay

Developing An Understanding of Sexual Orientation

As we get ready to talk about Sexual Orientation at The Kickback, Mhairi shares her thoughts and experiences in relation to the topic to get the conversation started. Sexuality and sexual orientation is a hugely controversial topic for so many, but it is something we consider when talking about equality. Yet I’m sure many of … Continue reading Developing An Understanding of Sexual Orientation

YPI Spotlight: Aadam Speaks

In this month's YPI Spotlight segment, we shine the spotlight on Poetic Insight favourite and enthusiastic member of the YP Insight Family member, Aadam Speaks, who is using his voice to change the world. ‘Let’s start putting the word human into humanity.’ My name is Adam Khaliq - also known as Aadam Speaks - I am … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Aadam Speaks

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?