At Chilypep we believe in empowering young people to take positive actions and affect change in their own lives.
Empowerment can take many forms. Whether that’s writing a letter to your MP, taking part in a political demonstration or singing a song about something you believe in. But whatever form it takes, empowerment is all about expressing yourself.
Shannon, a 20-year-old member of the OASIS Group in Barnsley says that she enjoys writing poetry as a distraction and a way of working out her feelings about her mental health.
This powerful poem was written by Shannon and shared with Chilypep for our blog.