Exploring Trauma Through Creative Writing

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

It’s Time for YPI to Wind Down

Our Founding Director, Shaniqua, speaks on the winding down of YPI, how she came to this decision and the platform's legacy going forward. Going Back to the Start Five years ago, I realised that I wanted to start a platform. A platform for young people to make their voices heard, away from screens. I wanted … Continue reading It’s Time for YPI to Wind Down

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

In a time when we're seeing that the same problems persist, in spite of things changing and moving forward, Shaniqua expresses some of these thoughts and feelings through poetry. Liquid fury slides down cheeks Outwardly venting, wondering Will bureaucracy end? Will false protection burn out? Predictable phrases sing from pig’s mouths Off-key melodies turning ears … Continue reading The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Coronavirus – Post-sanity

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

YPI Spotlight: #TheGuyWithThePurpleTie

The YPI Spotlight segment is back, and this time we're shining the spotlight on Poetic Insight performer and YP Insight Family member, #TheGuyWithThePurpleTie, a long time writer who is taking the poetry and spoken word world by storm. I want to rightfully start, by thanking Young People Insight, from the blog itself to the wonderful … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: #TheGuyWithThePurpleTie

Looking Back on 2019, Moving Forward to 2020

Shaniqua gives an insight into the final YPI event of 2019, when we were Looking Back, Moving Forward.  The last month of the year means that it's time look back and move forward, which is what we did on the 17th December when The Kickback and Poetic Insight combined at Project B.  It was a … Continue reading Looking Back on 2019, Moving Forward to 2020

What’s Coming Up in October?

It's October, which means that we are officially back from our break, and we haven't come back quietly either.  We've got a full-on month of greatness in store for you, so get comfortable and read on to find out all that we've got in store. Instapoetry Workshops In case you happen to have forgotten, it's … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in October?