This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Rhianna Benjamin, who defied her own expectations and rose above her hatred of studying to get a BSc (Hons) degree. My name is Rhianna, and I’m 24. I find it hard to describe who I am in words, but … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Rhianna Benjamin
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?
When people learn about or get involved with Young People Insight, the question I am most commonly asked is: "Why did you decide to start something like this?" No matter how many times I am asked this question, it still throws me a little, as I know that I will take a full story to … Continue reading Being The Change I Want to See Through 3 Years of YP Insight
Passion and goals; something inside of you that you want to fulfill; something you hope to be; an imaginary milestone. These were some of the terms used to describe dreams, the focus point of the Young People Insight forum on May 17th. It only seemed right for us to start by sharing our dreams, which included: … Continue reading Young People Share Their Dreams at the YP Insight Forum
Truth is one of the main elements at the centre of Young People Insight, with young people being encouraged to tell their truths in their own words. That is tell their truth without distortion from the media or pressure to say the right thing from others; just raw, unadulterated truth. As the founder of Young … Continue reading Telling My Truth
Rhianna shares her story about what life is like living with depression and anxiety disorder, as she tries to defy the "depression stereotype". “Just sleep on it, you’ll feel better in the morning”. The most common thing I hear from people. However, depression is not something that you can sleep on. Things don’t just miraculously … Continue reading Guest Post: What it’s like living with depression and anxiety disorder