What do you think gender is?

Shaniqua gives you a snapshot of the conversation at The Kickback in November when we were talking about Gender Identity. The Kickback on the 19th November saw us sitting down to talk about Gender Identity, as suggested by Kris.  Although Kris couldn't be at the event, he sent through some questions that were used as … Continue reading What do you think gender is?

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?

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

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

Why the backlash over Emma Watson’s speech highlights a deeper problem

Earlier this week, actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, gave a speech to launch the United Nation's HeForShe campaign. In her speech, she highlighted the inequality and gender stereotypes that are experienced by both males and females, as she called for men to join the fight for global equality.  She also raised the … Continue reading Why the backlash over Emma Watson’s speech highlights a deeper problem

Sex education should be a major focus point in schools

The education system seriously needs a revamp to meet more of the social and emotional needs of pupils.  Too many young people are going out into the world without necessary social, relationship and overall life skills, because they are often ignored in favour of academic teaching and increasing the knowledge/skills that will help them to … Continue reading Sex education should be a major focus point in schools