A New Host at Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on July's Poetic Insight, which was all about Dreams & Goals. July was all about dreams and goals at YPI, which was the theme of Poetic Insight on July 30th, and I can say that the night was a dream for me and definitely one of my favourite Poetic Insight events in … Continue reading A New Host at Poetic Insight

What’s Coming Up in August?

We're going all the way through August!! This is the first time since YPI launched as a physical platform that we are going all the way through August, with both The Kickback and Poetic Insight, and another event thrown in as well for good measure, since it's summer after all. So, if you're on holiday … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in August?

YPI Spotlight: Jessica Stevens

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

Why Youth Violence is Close to My Heart

In the lead up to Tuesday's Poetic Insight, when the theme is Youth Violence, Shaniqua speaks about why it is important to her through writing and spoken word. As you probably know by now, we're focusing on youth violence this month at YPI, which is something that I hold close to my heart and want … Continue reading Why Youth Violence is Close to My Heart

What’s Coming Up in June?

It's actually mad.  We're already halfway through the year, which means that we're halfway through another calendar of YPI events.  All of the events that have already taken place have been unique and rich in their own way, bringing a different flavour each time but always bringing people together. This month, we will be focusing … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in June?

Interview with Elizabeth Arif-Fear: Campaigning for Human Rights Through Poetry

Shaniqua speaks to writer and human rights campaigner Elizabeth Arif-Fear about her first book of poetry, 'What If It Were You?' Shaniqua- Elizabeth, tell us about who you are and what you do. Elizabeth- My name’s Elizabeth and I’m a writer and human rights campaigner passionate about building bridges amongst people of different cultures and … Continue reading Interview with Elizabeth Arif-Fear: Campaigning for Human Rights Through Poetry

Mental Struggle

Following on from her Mental Health Awareness Week post and leading up to The Kickback and Poetic Insight, Shaniqua shares a poem about how it feels to struggle mentally. How can you find peace when the inner depths of you is a living hell? Your own mind determined to destroy you from inside out Send … Continue reading Mental Struggle