In my first years after joining secondary school, I often found it hard to have confidence in myself; my parents’ evenings were filled with my teachers telling me that I was too quiet in class and people would often ask me to speak up, so they could hear what I was saying. However, after attending […]
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Already stressed for GCSEs, A levels or Uni exams? Here are a few tips that you can use to fight your nerves. PREPARING Revision is probably the most important for exams; you need to know the content! This also improves your confidence when going into the exam room. If you are prepared for the exam, […]
Recently, I went on a trip to America to visit my grandparents; I have been going to the US for this purpose ever since I was little, but as I have grown up and become more aware of my surroundings, I have started to notice the subtle differences that are present between the two countries. […]
Are you looking for volunteering or other things you can do to improve your work experience or your CV? Maybe you want to learn and explore new skills or find a way of giving back to your community. There is such a variety of options and activities that there is always something that appeals to […]
In high school, I was taught about Thomas Malthus’s theory of population in my GCSE geography class. We were taught that Malthus theorized population growth will surpass food production so there will be a point of crisis where we cannot sustain the population. At the time, we did not delve deeper into this theory and […]
You most likely heard the saying ‘Patience is the Key to Success’ which is practiced irrelevant to the social, religious, ethnic, gender or any other factors that differentiate people. One who’s patient tends to be happier according to some scientific studies which are linked to why older people tend to be happier. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, patience is […]
From the day of birth to the day of death it is always one step at a time. The next journey. Every day is different for everybody every minute brings you a step closer to your next story. How many people say that they can remember the day they where born or the day of […]
Teenage years are hard, exams become important, friendships come and go, and every adult suddenly wants to know what you want to be doing when your 25. On top of all of this, most teenagers have the added stress of feeling judged by others. We worry that our bodies aren’t in the ‘perfect’ shape, that […]
Creative industries sound like the place for you? Not sure where or how you want to be creative yet? Come on in, the kettle’s on. Twas’ a lukewarm summer before the start of Year 10 and on a whim, I had chosen Media Studies as one of the GCSE options for that year. All I […]
Before I could read, the only stories I would hear were that from my mother who, luckily for me, was an avid fan of the Harry Potter and Hobbit Series. When I got too old for bed time stories (although I don’t believe there is such an age), my brother, three years my senior, made […]
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We know when we scroll, that things are starting to go back to "normal". But the fight for Black lives must continue, we mustn’t forget that for some people it’s a matter of life and death. We want to continue the conversation, and continue showing our support of all kinds of people. If you support Black lives, you know that #BlackTransLivesMatter as well. #BlackLivesMatter. Link in bio for UK based BLM organisations to support. ... See MoreSee Less
The ROOTS project was all about discovering the hidden voices of our community, and bringing their experiences to the surface. We know we've learned a lot from this research! We're going to keep learning, and fight for justice. No justice, no peace. Art by Heeral.
Find out more about ROOTS 2019 here: https://youpress.org.uk/roots-2019/ ... See MoreSee Less
ROOTS LDN 2019 resulted in many incredible art pieces inspired by youth crime in London. These words are by Abs. Stay tuned for the ROOTS LDN Album. Want to find out more about this project? Go to our website: https://youpress.org.uk/roots-2019/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for the final "In Conversation" event from our series as we take a journey of remembrance through art with @You_Press! We will have musical performances, poetry, & spoken word, as well as a short Q&A.
On Zoom at 7pm on Monday 6 July:
We know when we scroll, that things are starting to go back to "normal". But the fight for Black lives must continue, we mustn’t forget that for some people it’s a matter of life and death. If you support Black lives, you know that #BlackTransLivesMatter as well.