What drives you towards reaching your goals?

Hakeem looks back on our goals focused conversation at The Kickback in July. For the theme of July’s Kickback, it was Goals – what’s your purpose in life and what drives you there. We had two great guest speakers for this edition as they shared with us their goals in life, and how they stay … Continue reading What drives you towards reaching your goals?

January 2018 Means Two Years of Young People Insight

Happy New Year beautiful people!  I hope the start of 2018 has been good for you and that great things will be in store for you this year.  Unfortunately, I've started of this year with the flu, combined with feelings of stress and self-doubt, but I'm fighting to believe in myself and put plans in … Continue reading January 2018 Means Two Years of Young People Insight

Reflecting on The Complete Freedom of Truth Croydon

On August 20th, I finally achieved my goal of bringing The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) to my home town of Croydon.  This is a project that I love and means more to me than I can describe - you properly have to see my eyes brighten and face light up when I speak about … Continue reading Reflecting on The Complete Freedom of Truth Croydon

What influence does music have?

We sat down in Project B on July 18th to talk all about the influence of music, which was a conversation that took off into numerous directions that I was never expecting.  Nevertheless, it made the night incredibly interesting. To get everyone warmed up, I asked them to share what music means to them.  Responses … Continue reading What influence does music have?

Taking Part in The Complete Freedom of Truth

From the 11th to the 23rd of August, I was fortunate enough to be in the gorgeous town of Srebrenica in Bosnia & Herzegovina with over 100 other young people.  We had come together from seven countries across Europe for the first stage of The Complete Freedom of Truth. The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) … Continue reading Taking Part in The Complete Freedom of Truth

Becoming the PR Whizz that is Sian Anderson

Yesterday I had the privilege of hearing the inspirational story of journalist, radio host, PR whizz, presenter and grime music go-to girl, Sian Anderson.  Sian shared her journey so far with myself and a number of other young people at the Livity / Live Mag UK headquarters. Sian is a former editor of Live Mag … Continue reading Becoming the PR Whizz that is Sian Anderson

Putting in Work to Achieve His Dreams: Joel’s Story

There has been a certain buzz around the UK music scene over recent years, which is likely to serve as inspiration for young people who want to pursue a career within the music industry. Joel Lancaster is a 20-year-old singer from Croydon, who performs under the name of JL.  He says: "Singing has always been … Continue reading Putting in Work to Achieve His Dreams: Joel’s Story