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

How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 2

Daniel Munroop continues to open up about his struggle with poor mental health and how fitness played a part in saving him. This is Life I dropped out of university in my second year. I had no interest in the subject and no interest in life. Relationships became broken and I fell into a dark … Continue reading How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 2

How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 1

Daniel Munroop opens up about his struggle with poor mental health and how fitness played a part in saving him. In order to be “successful’ you must have a university degree. This is was a big part of growing up for me. Although those exact words may not have been said, they were certainly engraved … Continue reading How Fitness Saved Me from Myself – Part 1

YPI Spotlight: Antonia Green

This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on occasional Kickback participant and YPI photographer, Poetic Insight veteran and YP Insight Family member, Antonia Green, a poet who found a space to perform and grow in YPI. First things first, big up Shaniqua for giving me this month’s spotlight. Also, thank you to YPI for being … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Antonia Green

What Inspired Me to Write My First Book

Sky Caesar shares what inspired her to write her first book and what you can gain from reading it. I grew up travelling around the world, had family of different spiritual beliefs to learn from, my parents taught me self-love and black empowerment, I was speaking 3-4 languages before primary school age. Yet with all … Continue reading What Inspired Me to Write My First Book

How Opening Your Mind Can Help You Step into Your Power

Sky Caesar explores how opening your mind can help you to step into your power and become limitless. What does it mean to live the life you want? Is this some mythical formula of hard work, no sleep or luck? We think the chance circumstances of the outside world is what is going to make … Continue reading How Opening Your Mind Can Help You Step into Your Power