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Introducing Teddy: The Transgender Bear Teaching Kids That Everyone’s Story Deserves To Be Told

  When Jessica Walton’s wife fell pregnant, she made it her mission to find books with diverse characters and storylines to teach her new arrival about the world. As a queer amputee Walton had spent her life searching – sometimes deliberately, often subconsciously – for books that represented her. But when her father came out…

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LEGO-Based Therapy: How Colourful Bricks Are Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-esteem. LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related social communication difficulties.  Debi Richmond’s 10-year-old son Adam, who has High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, improved…

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Mum Shares Her Pride As Nine-Year-Old Becomes National Geographic’s First Transgender Cover Star

A mum has spoken of her pride as her nine-year-old daughter became the first ever transgender person to star on the cover of ‘National Geographic’. The January 2017 cover stars Avery as part of the magazine special issue on the “gender revolution”. The cover features a poignant quote from Avery that reads: “The best thing about…

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Ali Ziggi Mosslmani Sues Australian Media For Making Fun Of His Mullet

A teenager is suing multiple media outlets for making fun of his unique haircut. Ali Ziggi Mosslmani, from Sydney, became an internet sensation after a club night photographer posted the below snap of him on Facebook, leading to a social media frenzy which culminated in headlines in Australian newspapers. But Mosslmani, also known as ‘Ziggy’,…

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BilinguaSing: Why Parents Are Enrolling Their Babies In Language Classes From Just Four Weeks Old

Sam Faiers sparked a debate among parents when she enrolled her six-month-old son in Spanish lessons during her reality show ‘The Mummy Diaries’. Some felt it was a great way to introduce a baby to different languages, but others argued against it saying Faiers son was too young to even speak English yet. Ellie Baker, 36,…

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The Fashion Brands And Companies Committed To Knowing Who Made Their Clothes

Shoppers are increasingly turning to clothing labels for more than just size information. Designers and shops are being asked to increase the transparency around where their clothes are made for Fashion Revolution Week (18th – 24th April 2016). So we asked the people behind new and developing sustainable fashion companies why they are committed to ensuring they can…

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‘Andys Man Club’: The Male Suicide Prevention Group Smashing Stigma And Proving #ItsOkayToTalk

Earlier this year, on a Monday night in April, Luke Ambler’s brother-in-law Andy Roberts took his own life. Ambler and his family were left devastated by the news. Two days before, Roberts had been at Ambler’s house, joking and laughing – he even played football on the Sunday. But then he was gone. It was in…

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