This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on Poetic Insight veteran, regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Elisha Mensah, whose life has been changed through spoken word. Hello, my name is Elisha. Before I started all this, I went youth club from 2015 till now and I met Paul, my youth worker. I settled … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Elisha Mensah
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
We closed out our month of love on the 26th February by bringing back the 'Love & Hate' theme to Poetic Insight. You could feel the good vibes and the love in the room, making it the perfect way to see out our February activities. After our founder, Shaniqua, opened the night with her Rallying … Continue reading Feeling The Love at Poetic Insight
With it being all about love this month, our founder, Shaniqua, shares a poem about one of her great loves. She never understood why men wept at football until basketball penetrated her heart. Falling in love tens of years after watching the sport live drawn in naturally; the relationship evolving, becoming a meaningful part of … Continue reading Unsuspecting Love
After the dragging on of January, we have finally made it to February! This means that the year should go a lot faster from this point on, and that we are focusing on love at YPI. That's right; it's all about different aspects of love for us this month, which makes us really happy, because … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in February?
It was all about the first timers at Poetic Insight on March 27th, as most of the poets on the night were either taking to our stage for the first time or sharing their poems with an audience for the very first time. This made me extremely happy, as I love welcoming new talent to … Continue reading First Timers Take Over Poetic Insight Stage
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, a number of the poets who performed at our celebratory Poetic Insight … Continue reading Participants Share Their 2017 YP Insight Experience
Relationships was the theme for Poetic Insight on November 28th, aptly following on from the topic of Online Dating at The Kickback a week before. However, I wanted to emphasise that relationships are more than just romance, which let to a great mixture of poems on different types of relationships. As you probably know by … Continue reading Relationships Formed at Poetic Insight