Kay Oldroyd – Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Shaniqua Benjamin – Journalist and SOS Brand Ambassador

Shaniqua is a writer, poet and facilitator from Croydon, who draws inspiration from her life experiences to create meaningful pieces of writing.  She has used her passion for making a difference to found, Young People Insight CIC, a platform that empowers the voices of young people and encourages community engagement through discussion events, poetry nights and writing. 

She has performed at the Thornton Heath Lights Festival and Field Day Festival, wrote the lyrics for the London Mozart Players’ Anthem for Peace and performed in Apples & Snakes’ spoken word show, Rallying Cry.  When not writing, performing and working to make a difference, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, watching films and spending time with those she loves. 

Shaniqua hopes to bring her writing skills and passion for young people to SOS, helping to change the narrative so that young people are presented in a more positive light.