What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 2

We were talking Healthy Relationships at The Kickback on November 20th, which led to a great conversation with so much said that I had split the write-up into two parts.  Part 1 provided insight into our thoughts on what relationships are, what makes them healthy and the idea of agape love. After speaking about what … Continue reading What makes a healthy relationship? – Part 2

Poetry Meets Conversation at Poetic Insight

We continued this month's focus on violence at Poetic Insight on April 24th, which brought together powerful poetry with more compelling conversation. Mahmoud returned to the Poetic Insight stage, again sharing poetry he wrote after getting inspired on the night.  He dropped some strong, thought-provoking lines with his own style. Paul Point graced our stage … Continue reading Poetry Meets Conversation at Poetic Insight

Weapon of Choice

Don't you find it confusing, That what was once a cooking utensil, Sometimes a utility tool, Is now a lethal weapon? A weapon of choice for young men, Wanting to intimidate, Inflict violence, Cause pain. Instead of using their voice box To talk, The blade now becomes The voice of reason. Instead of being shiny … Continue reading Weapon of Choice

Violent Crime: A Growing Issue

It is disturbingly worrying to see so many young individuals turning to violence to resolve certain situations.  What is worst, however, is that they are turning to weapons to carry out their violent crimes, which results in further trauma. In this world, it appears that we have a problem with communication, especially us young people.  … Continue reading Violent Crime: A Growing Issue