This month, we're all about respect and consent. Shaniqua has shared a poem that fits in with the themes and help to get our conversations started. Extracted from your vocabulary, a simple word powerful in execution, a word you should have learnt to use – Control – having power to influence or determine your behaviour. … Continue reading Alien Word
We had a beautiful month of love and now we're into the month when Spring should officially be starting, which we're very much looking forward to. We're also looking forward to what we've got coming up in March, which is going to be powerful and insightful. SPINE Festival 2019 We're starting March at the Stronger … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in March?
On April 17th, the conversation at The Kickback was focused on youth violence. As this topic was chosen by Jamal Khan, he led out on the night - "I don't only want to find a solution... I feel this is a form of therapy for young people." With this in mind, Jamal expressed that he … Continue reading What thoughts do you have on youth violence?
On October 31st, we saw out Black History Month at another special Poetic Insight. Our theme for the night was Black-Ish, which led to a variety of beautiful, powerful and inspiring poetry delivered by young talent. First we heard from Nyasha, who returned to the Poetic Insight stage after some time away and celebrated the … Continue reading On Our Black-Ish at Poetic Insight
As you've probably seen us mention before, it was Mental Health Awareness Week earlier in the month of May, but at YPI we carried it all the way through to the end of the month, culminating with a mental health themed Poetic Insight on May 30th. I had a feeling that it was going to … Continue reading Raw Expression Shown at Poetic Insight
As you my already know, it's all about love this month at Young People Insight, with love being at the centre of the topics for our forum and poetry night. Despite love being the focus of our topics for February, love is at the core of Young People Insight all throughout the year. It is … Continue reading The Importance of Love in Young People Insight
Empowering the voices of young people is vital in a time when it feels as if their say means nothing. There are young individuals who will give up on trying to have their say altogether, going along with what they are told or staying in the box they've been put into, but hating it all … Continue reading The Basis of Young People Insight: Empowering Youth Voice