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
After an unintentional month away, I was excited to be back at my YP Insight events, expanding my mindset and hearing from great people. On March 27th, The Kickback provided its usual intriguing and dynamic conversation, taking a crazy amount of twists and turns as we spoke on the topic of 'Purpose'. I'm not going … Continue reading What are your thoughts on purpose?
Every Poetic Insight is different, which is what makes every one of them special in their own way. One thing that never changes though is the amazing young talent and constant support in the room. The support is what enables first time performers to take to the stage and do a great job. On July … Continue reading Continued Support at Poetic Insight
We sat down in Project B on July 18th to talk all about the influence of music, which was a conversation that took off into numerous directions that I was never expecting. Nevertheless, it made the night incredibly interesting. To get everyone warmed up, I asked them to share what music means to them. Responses … Continue reading What influence does music have?
Life Goals was the theme of our forum on June 20th, with the aim of inspiring young people and getting them thinking about the direction they want to take in life. We started by revealing some of the goals we had, which included travelling the word, starting a business, keeping a job, embarking on a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Life Goals
Taking inspiration from Mental Health Awareness Week, mental health was the theme of this month's forum. On May 16th, we were joined by Geoff and Joan from Off The Record, a charity "founded in 1994 to provide free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area," who provided another … Continue reading What are your thoughts on mental health?
On April 18th, it was the battle of synthetic beauty vs natural beauty at the YP Insight Forum. Regular YP Insight participant, Alana, took the lead on the night, as we discussed the topic of her choice. After breaking the ice, she kicked off the conversation by asking, what is beauty to you? Responses included: … Continue reading Do you prefer synthetic or natural beauty?