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!

A Beautiful Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on August's Poetic Insight, which was on the theme of Family & Friends. After a great month of events, it was time to see out August with Poetic Insight on the 27th, before our September break, and what better way to go into a break than with the theme of Family & … Continue reading A Beautiful Poetic Insight

A New Host at Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on July's Poetic Insight, which was all about Dreams & Goals. July was all about dreams and goals at YPI, which was the theme of Poetic Insight on July 30th, and I can say that the night was a dream for me and definitely one of my favourite Poetic Insight events in … Continue reading A New Host at Poetic Insight

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

What does self-love mean to you?

When self-love became a significant talking point during our conversation on healthy relationships last November, we knew we had to have a conversation dedicated solely to self-love, which happened at The Kickback on February 19th.   Mhairi led out on a deep, intriguing conversation that had us all engaged and thinking hard. To warm us up, … Continue reading What does self-love mean to you?

Bravery Shown at a Special Poetic Insight

There are instances at Young People Insight that truly blow me away and make all the work I put in feel more worthwhile than anything in the world.  This month's Poetic Insight was one of those. On November 27th, Poetic Insight came to Urban XChange Bar and Grill for the first time, which I was … Continue reading Bravery Shown at a Special Poetic Insight

What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 1

The conversation at The Kickback on November 20th was all about Healthy Relationships, which I knew was going to be a great conversation, but I wasn't prepared for how great it was going to be.  There was a whole lot of ground covered and a whole lot we couldn't even get to - we genuinely … Continue reading What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 1

Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery with CCAT

Anti-Slavery Day was on October 18th, so to mark the day and raise awareness of modern slavery, we collaborated with local organisation, Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT) for a special event. On October 16th, we combined discussion and poetry at Project B, giving individuals of all ages the opportunity to learn from each other and … Continue reading Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery with CCAT