YPI Spotlight: Josephine

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on occasional Kickback participant and Poetic Insight performer, and YP Insight Family member, Josephine, a creative who is trying to spread positivity and healing through arts on social media.. Heya. My name’s Josephine, aged 22, with a mixed heritage of Ghanaian, English and Irish. I’m an Education Studies … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Josephine

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

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!

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

Let’s Talk About Goals

It was all about goals at The Kickback on July 24th, as we thought about the goals we had and goals we could aspire to after hearing from positive, inspiring young people. To start the conversation, I asked what a goal is.  Mhairi made us all laugh with her witty response: "Where you aim in … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Goals

On Our Black-Ish at Poetic Insight

On October 31st, we saw out Black History Month at another special Poetic Insight.  Our theme for the night was Black-Ish, which led to a variety of beautiful, powerful and inspiring poetry delivered by young talent. First we heard from Nyasha, who returned to the Poetic Insight stage after some time away and celebrated the … Continue reading On Our Black-Ish at Poetic Insight

How do you think we can make our society more peaceful?

September 21st is The International Day of Peace and it was highlighted on Croydon Radio's 'Inside Story Radio Show' on September 16th.  I feature on the 'Inside Story Radio Show' every month to give updates on Young People Insight and this month, it was requested that I ask young people the question, "How do you … Continue reading How do you think we can make our society more peaceful?

Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’

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?’