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
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
Elliott looks back a special cocktail experience he played a part in curating for his local MP in the run up to today's General Election. The 2019 General Election is happening today, with many MPs standing for re-election and parliamentary candidates waiting to see what takes place after they’ve been plotting to gain seats. They … Continue reading How I Helped My Local MP to Shake Up the Polls
This month, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on regular Kickback participant and YP Insight Family member, Rhianna Benjamin, who defied her own expectations and rose above her hatred of studying to get a BSc (Hons) degree. My name is Rhianna, and I’m 24. I find it hard to describe who I am in words, but … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Rhianna Benjamin
To mark Black History Month, which is the running thread through YPI this month, Elliott writes a series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month. October was without a doubt the best month throughout my time in education. Black History Month was that one month where I felt … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month
In August, we're shining the YPI Spotlight on Poetic Insight favourite and YP Insight Family member, Zhanai Wallace, who has come to understand who she is through her beautiful poetry and spoken word. Young People Insight... where do I even start? During a hard time in my life in 2018, I saw a flier advertising … Continue reading YPI Spotlight: Zhanai Wallace
Hakeem looks back on our goals focused conversation at The Kickback in July. For the theme of July’s Kickback, it was Goals – what’s your purpose in life and what drives you there. We had two great guest speakers for this edition as they shared with us their goals in life, and how they stay … Continue reading What drives you towards reaching your goals?
Our activities in March finished with Poetic Insight on March 26th, focusing on the theme of Respect. A word so powerful was bound to lead to a variety of interpretations of the word, which was the case, making it a very interesting night. Our founder, Shaniqua, opened the event with a powerful poem about women, … Continue reading All About Respect at Poetic Insight