BEDROOM THOUGHTS

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candle in it".

WHAT'S YOUR THOUGHT?

Your thoughts and ideas are just as important as my own which is why many others are free to share and express them whichever way they wish to.

Here are a few...

TAYLOR-TALKS

This Spoken word piece is beautiful and is titled "Let's Talk".
Mabinty is engaging and expressive as she talks about an array of topics and subject matters in order for us to discuss and share. 

"LET'S TALK DREAMS, LET'S TALK FEARS...
LET'S TALK TODAY, LET'S TALK IN A COUPLE YEARS"

Follow Mabinty on Instagram: @TaylorTalks_

LET'S TALK

KYMARNI

Listen to this spoken word piece by Kymarni who talks about FREEDOM. 
Freedom is something we are all fighting for each and everyday and it's amazing to see him express the importance of this word. 

"FREEDOM IS SAYING YOUR PEACE HOWEVER YOU SEE FIT"

Follow Kymarni on Instagram: @Kymarni.a

F R E E D O M

Alvin

Here is a piece by Alvin. He writes a letter to his 18 year old self to encourage the younger version of himself to remind him that he is a champ in his community. 
I think at some point we all should write a letter to the younger version of ourself, reminding them of the journey. 

"You become a man who goes to war for the things he believes in".  

Follow Alvin on Instagram: @_Kwamegb
Follow The Advantage Group: @theadvantagegrp

LETTER TO MY 18 YEAR OLD SELF

GFASHOLA

Here's Gafar giving us a powerful spoken word on the real truths of the society he is surrounded by. 

"Personally i think we should go to the White House and paint it BLACK"

Follow Gafar on instagram: @Gfashola
Follow Gafar on snapchat: @thrill_g

B L A C K

RicaPenWrites

Rica bravely shares with us her experience on self harm and what she has been through. Many may be going through such things but it's okay as her story hopes to encourage someone to let them know they are not alone in this. 

"You're never alone, no matter what"
Follow Rica on Twitter:@RicaPenWrites_
Follow Rica on Instagram:@Ricapenwrites

What would I do if I could do what I really wanted to do?

What would I say if I could say what I really wanted to say?

What would I do if I had the choice to make?

What would I do?

I hold all the power but yet I feel powerless,

I got it but I can’t find it.

Maybe it’s a mind trick,

I got it but I don’t want to reach for it, I want it but do I really want it?
I search deeper and deeper for some courage as I pick up the blade and look at my tears falling down as I look myself in the mirror.

I see my pain and I see it vividly, this time it’s different it’s staring right back at me, caught me off guard.
Can I really take it all away with one breath?

Am I capable of this or am i just a ‘pussy’ ?

Being ok with whatever destiny throws at you isn’t as scary as embracing death with open arms,

I would hug it and not let go

and it would hug back because that’s all it expects from me.

At this point I’m content, not happy but just about content.

I don’t know what will happen, will I see the bright light? will it be extremely bright?

What if there is no light?

What if all I get to see is darkness?

What if I never took that last breath?
I never know what to tell myself when I start to build up the courage, it takes over me stronger than anything; I’m a raging bull

all I see is red.

I don’t like being stopped I feel like all eyes are always on me, they must think I’m crazy they must think I’m nuts and to top it off I have ‘no balls‘.

“If you really wanted to do it then you would”
“You’re amazing don’t do this”

They don’t feel me, they don’t love me they barely know me so how are you going to tell me what I am or what to do? The attention makes me shiver not that type of the attention but the one some people you barely speak to give you. In hopes you embrace them with open arms and tell them how much your heart can’t take anymore or how close you are to the edge and you’re losing all the grip.

“You can do this”

Yes,

yes

I can but I’m scared,

different methods but I’m ready.

I have endless letters for my mum

I cry as I write this because I don’t know when ill end this.

I just keep on writing,

maybe that light won’t meet my face

and maybe this is just all in the heat of the moment but my mind and body aren’t in the same place.

See my mind took off,

sailing away trying to find some type of force and strength that will blow me away.

Damn I tried so many times,

and every time I try, I tell myself

“This is going to be the last time.”

-Rica

Sometimes you can’t help but to feel alone even when there’s a room filled with people, I know how it feels and it isn’t a nice feeling.

Or having to suppress how you feel just because you’re simply tired of what people may think of you. You’re never alone, no matter what.

I’m not an expert nor a know it all, I just know how this feels. If you ever feel alone to the point where life seems way too draining I’m here to listen (@RicaPenWrites_ dms are always open)

or

if you need to talk to a stranger whom is also there to listen

• Samaritans (116 123) (http://www.samaritans.org) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email them at jo@samaritans.org.

• Childline (0800 1111) (https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/) helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill either.

• PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) (https://www.papyrus-uk.org/#) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults.

• Students Against Depression (http://studentsagainstdepression.org)

• Bullying UK (http://www.bullying.co.uk) is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying.