What We Do

Until recently, young people were presented as uninterested and apathetic about politics, often with the assumption that because they were not “grown ups” they had no real stake in society. Young people have also been characterised as self righteous, ungrateful or work shy.

But young people are typically facing more challenges than recent older generations- from housing to employment, education and more, many are finding it hard to get by. 

Young people are apathetic about mainstream politics, but not democracy or politics itself. Young people have been at the heart of some of the most important political movements in recent times. At a time when they feel alienated from the political establishment Naked Politics is facilitating younger people’s political and democratic action- beyond just voting every few years.

Through media and education, our work intends to support and feed into a greater understanding of how young people can fight for political change. We believe investing in young people and stimulating ideas will lead to their tangible political action.

Meet the team

Banseka Kayembe

Director and Founder

Banseka is the founder and director of Naked Politics, having started the platform as a small website blog after finishing university. She’s responsible for scoping out Naked Politics’ long-term strategy, as well as providing direction and helping to deliver activities that empower and educate young people.

She is an engagement and communications specialist, and a freelance politics and culture writer, with six years of experience working as a freelance writer in the media industry, with bylines in British Vogue, The Independent, The iNews paper, Vice UK, Stylist Magazine, Bustle UK and more, mostly writing about race, feminism and youth issues.

Bella Frimpong

Administrative Officer

Bella is responsible for administrative work across Naked Politics, playing a key role in particular with rolling out our schools programmes across the UK.