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Powerful Photo Project Aims To Diversify ‘White-Washed’ Christmas In Britain

At Christmas time we are inundated with images of happy families enjoying the festivities, and chances are they will often be white. But no we’re not talking about snow, we’re talking about race. That’s why a new campaign hopes to tackle the lack of diversity of black and ethnic minority (BAME) families in advertising and…

‘The Recovery Letters’ Gives People With Depression Hope From Those Who’ve Walked In Their Shoes

When you’re in the darkest moments of depression it can be difficult to imagine a day when you’ll feel happy again. But a touching project is allowing people who have survived these feelings to tell others “things will get better”.  The project, titled ‘The Recovery Letters’, allows people who are recovering from depression help those…

Model Paige Billiot Highlights Her Birthmark With Glitter, Proves ‘Flaws’ Are Flawless

A model has challenged mainstream perceptions of what is ‘sexy’ by highlighting her birthmark in a lingerie photoshoot. Paige Billiot, a 24-year-old model, actress and film-producer, accentuated the ‘port-wine stain’ birthmark on her face with glitter before posing for underwear brand Scantilly. Speaking about the campaign, titled #TheNewSexy, Billiot said it took her many years to…

Someone Is Sticking Body-Positive Notes On Diet Products In Tesco

Mystery notes aimed at deterring shoppers from buying diet products have been appearing in a Tesco store in Coventry. The labels appeared on Slim Fast and Tesco’s ‘Ultra Fast’, which are meal replacement drinks designed to drive speedy weight loss. The notes carried strong anti-diet messages such as: “STOP counting calories! YOU LOOK GREAT” and “You…

This Tiny Earpiece Can Let You Understand Another Language In Real-Time

Not understanding another language is one of the single greatest barriers we have in communicating to the global community. While translation apps have clearly come a long way they still feel like barriers to a fluid conversation. Well now a company claims to have built an earpiece that removes that barrier by translating another language…

Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ Wins Mercury Music Prize 2016, And He’s Using His Prize Money To Give Back

Skepta has revealed how he plans to use his Mercury Prize money to help the disadvantaged. In Thursday (15 September) night’s ceremony, a panel of musicians and industry experts chose Sketpa’s ‘Konnichiwa’ as the album most worthy of the £25,000 prize, ahead of recent releases from Radiohead, Bat For Lashes and eventual runner-up David Bowie….