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The PEEL Project – An exploration about self identity

The PEEL project and training programme works with groups of young people, and uses photography and poetry to help them explore their identity and who they are rather than just focussing on what they look like.

We naturally take on board other people’s values and ideas of how we should be. If we don’t examine why we think the things we think, then we soon lose clarity of who we really are. To find our true worth and identity, we need to first separate out what we believe to be right for ourselves and then resist the expectations of people around us.

PEEL is an exploration of self-identity and is the culmination of a three-year study working with groups of young people, using photography and poetry, to explore their identity and uncover who they are rather than just what they look like.