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How I found strength after being diagnosed with cancer

There’s nothing quite like being told you have cancer in your twenties. I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma five months ago. I have slowly been getting to grips with that...

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Working on Cookies, the cyberbullying play

I first got involved with Masterclass when my acting teacher at Leyton Sixth Form told me our college had been selected to take part in workshops for a play about cyberbullying, and some of us would be...

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An open letter to the older generation

To the older generation, I’m not too sure what you’ve heard about me, but it’s probably not true. From newspaper headlines about youth-on-youth crime, to TV reports about the growing impossibility for...

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Another open letter to the older generation

Dear Old Folks, I fall under the under 25 category, which has seen widespread news coverage that has been predominantly negative, from us not being able to afford a home or go to university, to death...

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Am I a fake anorexic?

When I was 13 years old I met someone. She was fantastic. She gave me the reassurance I needed to get through every single day. She was just what I needed and I loved how she made me feel. My new...

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How to overcome digital challenges facing the youth sector

The line between digital and IRL (in-real-life) is converging, which has a profound effect on a number of industries, especially the youth sector and their audience of digital natives who don’t...

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A community coming of age

What did you use the internet for way back in 2000? Before the days of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube…and even MySpace? You would have been more likely to Ask Jeeves than Google, and probably spent a lot...

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My #SummerUnfiltered at The Mix

I thought Brits ate fish and chips religiously  I wish I could say I came to the UK without any preconceived notions about London life. However, if I’m being honest, I thought that I’d be living for...

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Youth Voice Steering Group

In early March, along with seven other young people, I attended the first residential meeting for the Youth Voice Steering Group. We are a group of young people from across the UK and together, we aim...

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Volunteering @ The Mix

Akua talks about her experience of volunteering for The Mix. I wanted to ensure young people’s voices were being heard  I joined the Mix in 2017. I stumbled upon their website in search of a...

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