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
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
We were talking Healthy Relationships at The Kickback on November 20th, which led to a great conversation with so much said that I had split the write-up into two parts. Part 1 provided insight into our thoughts on what relationships are, what makes them healthy and the idea of agape love. After speaking about what … Continue reading What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 2
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
"What will happen if we focus on peace for a week?" was the thinking Katie Rose had that led to her to developing and organising Croydon's first ever Festival of Peace. On June 19th, we focused on peace by combining The Kickback with Poetic Insight, as part of the programme for the festival. "This project … Continue reading Celebrating Peace at The Kickback / Poetic Insight
It is Mental Health Awareness Week, so on May 15th, the conversation at The Kickback was on Mental Health. Hosted by South London health service, OASIS, it was brilliant and enlightening conversation. OASIS' main focus is psychosis, working on prevention and supporting those who may be going through difficult experiences - "We're a preventative service … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health
Online Dating was the topic of conversation at The Kickback on November 21st, chosen by regular participant Stephen, who also took the lead this month. His experience with online dating and desire to talk about it made him the ideal individual to start off and navigate the conversation, making the night a lot of fun. … Continue reading What are your thoughts on online dating?
Culture. A word that has the ability to instantly spark discussions and create waves. This is how I knew that The Kickback on October 24th was set to be a brilliant one and it did not disappoint - this was definitely one of our best conversations yet. The conversation was led by Paul Macey, a … Continue reading What does culture mean to you?