How I Helped My Local MP to Shake Up the Polls

Elliott looks back a special cocktail experience he played a part in curating for his local MP in the run up to today's General Election.  The 2019 General Election is happening today, with many MPs standing for re-election and parliamentary candidates waiting to see what takes place after they’ve been plotting to gain seats. They … Continue reading How I Helped My Local MP to Shake Up the Polls

YPI Spotlight: Rhianna Benjamin

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Rhianna Benjamin, who defied her own expectations and rose above her hatred of studying to get a BSc (Hons) degree. My name is Rhianna, and I’m 24. I find it hard to describe who I am in words, but … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Rhianna Benjamin

October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

Elliott concludes his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month by showcasing locally black owned businesses in Croydon. For us to thrive as an ethnic minority group we have to create our own lanes and master our crafts... then we can expand, prioritise recruiting our own and … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

Elliott continues his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month, focusing on some major moments in black history. As black people, it's important to never forget that we all came from Africa. Our origins and roots descend from that continent and it was captivity that separated us … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

October is NOT Diversity Month

To mark Black History Month, which is the running thread through YPI this month, Elliott writes a series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month. October was without a doubt the best month throughout my time in education. Black History Month was that one month where I felt … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month

Help Us Help You

With YPI moving forward, Shaniqua speaks about how you can support and get more involved. Some of you may know that these next few months are a time of transition for YPI, as I work towards stepping back in some areas and giving you more of an opportunity to be in the forefront and take … Continue reading Help Us Help You

YPI Spotlight: Zhanai Wallace

In August, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on Poetic Insight favourite and YP Insight Family member, Zhanai Wallace, who has come to understand who she is through her beautiful poetry and spoken word. Young People Insight... where do I even start? During a hard time in my life in 2018, I saw a flier advertising … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Zhanai Wallace

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?