Black Angel shares what went into writing their first book and what you can gain from reading it. This combination of stories and poems are a short collection I use to explore difficult subjects, such as sexual abuse and depression. I seek not only to bring awareness of these areas of trauma that many people … Continue reading Exploring Trauma Through Creative Writing
In a time of confusion, worry and uncertainty, Marina Curran expresses her thoughts through poetry. Stripped bare, take my socks and gloves and desanitise me, Show me life's bare bones, the last remains – post sanity, Let me stand 2m from your face, and explain our fate, do you understand me, Because we're all scared … Continue reading Coronavirus – Post-sanity
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
As we approach our final event of 2017, when we'll be looking back at another year of Young People Insight, some of the individuals who have been involved in the platform this year will be sharing their YP Insight experience in 2017. Today, some first time participants and regular attendants share what the YP Insight … Continue reading Participants Share Their 2017 YP Insight Experience Pt. 2
Taking inspiration from Mental Health Awareness Week, mental health was the theme of this month's forum. On May 16th, we were joined by Geoff and Joan from Off The Record, a charity "founded in 1994 to provide free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area," who provided another … Continue reading What are your thoughts on mental health?
Chaz Bonnar, 24, shares his story so far, which has led to him using dance and the creative arts to "educate youth about positive health and wellbeing". A lot has changed for me over the last 10 years. Even though I came from a good area of Glasgow and had a good childhood, I still had my own issues to … Continue reading Guest Post: Breaking Barriers Through Dance