KNIFE AWARENESS

First Off lets start with the Image i chose!

I was so proud of everything we have fought for as a British Community, we fought for justice of souls we have lost and truly fight for the youth and make it better for them; this is our first Knife Surrender save a life bank bin in South Yorkshire Sheffield seen at One Nation community centre on Abbeydale Rd which is close to Nether Edge Atea!

Why we are here?

So many people from all walks of life need people like us to speak up and raise concerns… Especially like me because being mixed-raced is a very powerful thing and is beautiful even if some people don’t agree to cross cultures; I am here and have much to say, but first off-  WHY DID I CHOOSE KNIFE AWARENESS?

We are here to do Specialist Educational programmes to the Youth, often in schools and at events.We work very hard to raise funds in order to deliver the youth these programmes.It is important not to demonize them, but to listen to the youth and understand them.When you build understanding of the youth and only then you can see the reason they carry a knife.

A- They are anxious or scared and feel that they need to; only we make them understand that a simple call to your local police station is the best option if you’re under threat or calling 101 if it is not a matter of life and death.

B- Some think it is cool; only we do not want them to get into some beef with someone and then end up behind bars or risking their education or even doing community service and being on record.

C- Some carry knives as they feel it is again the only means of protection and we try to root out to these young people what they are afraid of and 70 percent of young adult females between 13-19 years of age say they’re scared of being assaulted by men. Now in the U.S they use pepper spray and i never came across it in the U.K, but i had a water bottle and squirting it unto his middle did the trick perfectly as it is not assault like hitting him with a shoe or your heavy handbag.We do educate them in what to do in these situations; 45 percent were males who felt under pressure to be cool and stand out or just put under severe pressure by his crew to carry a knife and to be protected and another 37 percent of males say it made them feel like a man so this is where we step in and educate them into doing what is right. 

This is a growing problem in society and its not good to have increased Knife Crime in our Communities because it will lead to tragic deaths that will hit home.

We had an amazing peace act event in Birmingham where it is founded and it is also ran by man Aunt here in Sheffield.

Everybody has a role and mine is to raise awareness on social media and i have two small businesses that i use to fund the events! 

I use my instagram @bath_treats to promote my candle making, but i also founded Bling storage in which people donate unwanted tubs and jars and i decorate them and sell them on in our events, which are also on Instagram and i founded a keyring and phone case business too;  it is pretty much the same thing as i make them into amazing bespoke novelty items and sell them on.

I been working with iphone cases as they are deemed the most popular at the moment and will be soon breaking into Windows (Nokia) phone cases and Samsung too.

I have been on the television and performed some poetry on the 28th March 2015 at 12:26 pm and here below is a sample of my poetry; the one on tv is also on my Instagram which can be found in photos of me or simply my hashtag #author878!

YOU DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THEIR LIFE 

ALL YOU COULD DO WAS YIELD THE KNIFE 

WITHOUT EVEN THINKING ABOUT ALL THE WOUNDS THE FAMILIES HAVE TO AID 

MEMORIES LIVE ON FOREVER; LIKE TUPAC SHAKUR HE WILL NEVER FADE

 NOW SURRENDER YOUR GUN AND SURRENDER YOUR KNIFE GET A LIFE 

DROP THE GUN AND THE KNIFE ! 

I did give my volunteers on the 28th March 2015 a reference for all their hard work and we will continue to do so for anyone who will participate in Knife Awareness!

Bath_treats funds any events and programmes  which has become my entire life to save the UK from Knife Crime and i feel very content and very happy, but it is not the only Community Activist work I am involved in and you can also follow any other social media platform you like, but i use all of them so i say it is best to follow all to get as much information as possible.

I am also a poet who has released a book on Amazon kindle in part 1 of series 1 and i am also using book sales to fund my activist work. 

I am currently writing a book of Youth poetry with my younger brother and we are hoping it will inspire many of people!  

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoy reading as much as i loved writing it.

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Do see what we are all about…

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