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Being A Sex Worker Makes Me A Better Mum8m25s

Being A Sex Worker Makes Me A Better Mum

A mum-of-one believes that her job as a sex worker makes her a better parent. Elle Stanger is a mum, stripper, sex writer and often refers to herself as an ‘unlicensed underwear therapist.’ The 31-year-old from Portland, Oregon, has a five-year-old daughter - and she believes her job makes her a better mum.

Meet The Instagram Star With Cerebral Palsy | BORN DIFFERENT7m00s

Meet The Instagram Star With Cerebral Palsy | BORN DIFFERENT

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl with cerebral palsy has become an Instagram Star. Finley Smallwood may only be four-years-old but she already has over 100,000 followers on social media. At a glance, you’d think it would be because of her on point style and cute matching outfits with her mum, Christina. But the photos also raise awareness of what it’s like to live with cerebral palsy as a child. Christina set up the Instagram account, along with a blog, when her daughter was just a toddler to show what life was like bringing up a child with the condition, as well as a way to connect with others looking after children with cerebral palsy.

Teen Model Slays In Crystal Prosthetic Leg 5m11s

Teen Model Slays In Crystal Prosthetic Leg

When Chiara Bordi was just 12 years old, she was involved into a terrific moped accident that cost her half of her leg. She was coming back from a dance recital. No one would have judged her if she tried hiding this feature of hers, but instead the now-17-year-old embraces her faults by wearing a prosthetic leg covered in crystals. “I never thought someone like me could be a model. After the accident I’d never even thought about becoming one” says the aspiring model . “I remember everything vividly, I could never forget it. The pain was indescribable. It was the most pain you could ever feel.” She remembers: “My foot was crushed, I was screaming. A helicopter took me to the hospital. I looked at my foot, there was too much blood. I knew deep down that my foot was in such a bad condition, it had to be amputated.” It took the young girl nine months to be able to walk again. Now, Chiara could be taking down the catwalk, after a designer from Campobasso, in Molise in Italy offered her to model a one-of-a-kind prosthesis . “The first photoshoot was strange, having a prosthetic on show that was all done up. But from that moment onward, and from building up experience, I found the belief that I could do it.” Chiara’s talent has been recognized by Models of Diversity, the campaign to encourage brands and publications to use more diverse models. Their founder, Angel Sinclair said: “I think what make Chiara such a good model is her confidence, she doesn’t let her disability hold her back. I think without a shadow of a doubt one of the London agencies is going to take her.” While she does love her modeling gigs, Chiara also concentrates on her studies, hoping to one day become an orthopaedic doctor. For more information on Models of Diversity, visit: www.modelsofdiversity.org .

Artist Transforms Garage Into London’s Weirdest Home4m38s

Artist Transforms Garage Into London’s Weirdest Home

Renowned artist and set designer, Tony Hornecker, has decided to live his days in a beaten-up garage in the heart of East London – but not all is what it seems. The 43-year-old has managed to totally transform the dingy living space into a topsy-turvy wonderland that features the likes of a glitter ball from a Kylie Minogue tour and a baby’s diaper that hangs from the ceiling. Tony’s previous work has been displayed at The Royal College of Art and The Royal Opera House – but he remains most fond of the magical world he has created at home. The decorated artist began his work on the garage 15 years ago and continues to change up the themed rooms to this day. Tony’s initial intention when he moved in the space 15 years ago was to build a New York style loft. “I remember walking down here one October evening and seeing this roller-shutter door half kind of pulled down and peering underneath and seeing this big space.” says the artist. “And everyone thought I was completely mad. I spent the first six weeks washing out of a bucket and trying to turn it into something that was vaguely like a home. Slowly over the years it’s just evolved from different spaces.” Tony lives alone in his home, which he occasionally opens up for the public, as well as a few pop-up restaurant nights, where he entertains a small number of guests and serves them food he cooks in his miniature kitchen . But owning such a quirky home has its drawbacks, as Tony admits that keeping a full-time job is not an option if you want to keep it so stylish, as there is always space for improvement.

The Homeschooled Kids Who Shoot To Kill | RISE OF THE RADICALS8m51s

The Homeschooled Kids Who Shoot To Kill | RISE OF THE RADICALS

SIX-YEAR-OLD Derrica Grace has never been to school, but she can discuss Cryptocurrency, explain the history of the Blank Panther movement, and show you how to shoot an Uzi. It’s all thanks to her father, Derrick Grace II – an author and mentor to Florida youth who developed his own set of homeschooling curriculums after making the decision to pull his son out of first grade in 2016. Grace II, of Tampa, now spreads a message of individualism and self-sufficiency, and has built a business around his ‘Unlearn and Relearn’ curriculum, which is available for others to purchase, alongside a range of books containing guidance for adults. What’s more, the 28-year-old has garnered attention for posting a series of videos online showing his daughter Derrica and son Derrick Grace III loading guns and reciting facts learned from their homeschool experience.

My Feeding Tube Fills Me With Confidence | BORN DIFFERENT6m18s

My Feeding Tube Fills Me With Confidence | BORN DIFFERENT

An aspiring make-up artist has embraced her feeding tube by glamming it up to create unique looks. From a very young age Emily Jones’ family knew that something was wrong, but it took doctors until she was 15 to give her an official diagnosis - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3. Eventually Emily had a feeding tube put in and, after struggling with her confidence, she began to use make-up to accentuate the tube and add something extra special to her make-up artistry.

My Polyamorous Pregnancy | EXTREME LOVE6m44s

My Polyamorous Pregnancy | EXTREME LOVE

A POLYAMOROUS family of two women and one man are expecting their fifth baby. Seven members and counting, the Sullivan-Kings are larger than your average family. And with two mums and one dad, they are also not the most conventional. So far, Buddy, 33, Rose, 33 and Lauren, 34, who share a California king size bed in their San Diego home, have four children between them – all boys – with another on the way. Spoiler alert: it’s another boy.

Woman With Severe Compulsion Grabs The Problem By The Hair6m18s

Woman With Severe Compulsion Grabs The Problem By The Hair

A hairdresser who uncontrollably pulls her hair out, resulting in large bald patches all over her scalp, is tackling her condition head on. Kelsie Hanna, 30, from Edmonton, Canada suffers from trichotillomania - an obsessive compulsive condition where sufferers can’t resist pulling their hair out. In Kelsie’s case, this has resulted in her tugging out most of hair out from her scalp, as well as plucking out her eyelashes and eyebrows. She does it every day - if it’s not an eye lash, it is a hair on her head. “I can’t exactly say why I pull my hair roots because it’s very neurological. I just get a sudden urge and sometimes I don’t even know I’m doing it.” says Kelsie. “I start feeling like there are ants and needles poking my head and it just won’t stop and then I have this uncontrollable urge to start digging around and try to find what hair is actually bothering me and I can’t stop until that hair is removed, which means that there’s probably 10 or 20 others that are going down with it.” The trained hairdresser now uses her skills to focus on helping other with the same issue. She said: “Trichotillomania definitely inspired me to get into hairdressing. I needed to find a way to cover my bald spots.” She has tried various treatments and therapies over the years, even tried taping gloves on her hands, but nothing worked. She gave up all medication at the age of 21, getting fed up of feeling like a guinea pig. Kelsie now shaves every possible body part and has tattooed eyebrows. She admits that she can now control her compulsion to some extent and that her fiance Curtis, who has been on the in since day one, helps her a lot. Trichotillomania is classed as a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) and a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, which can be triggered by anxiety and stress, although more recent studies have suggested there could be neurological links to the condition also.

I’m Not A Child, I’m 20 | BORN DIFFERENT7m21s

I’m Not A Child, I’m 20 | BORN DIFFERENT

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has a rare genetic disease that means she is regularly mistaken for a child half her age. Michelle Kish, from Illinois, USA, was born was Hallermann-Streiff syndrome, a condition so rare that at the time of her birth there were only 250 known cases worldwide. Her symptoms include distinct round, childlike facial features and a form of dwarfism that means Michelle only comes up to just above her sister’s waist. But despite requiring round-the-clock medical care, Michelle has flourished into a warm, bubbly adult, who loves playing on her iPad and hanging out with her dog Piper. Michelle now dreams of following in her sister Sarah’s footsteps and finding a boyfriend - ideally a long-haired man who is in touch with his emotions.

Mother Donates Organs To Save Her Son’s Life | BORN DIFFERENT7m58s

Mother Donates Organs To Save Her Son’s Life | BORN DIFFERENT

A SELFLESS mum risked her life by bravely undergoing a double organ donation for her four-year-old son. Sarah Lamont, from Ballymena, Northern Ireland has donated one of her kidneys to her youngest child, Joe, mere months after surgeons removed a section of her liver to save the boy’s life. Joe’s diseased kidneys were removed when he was just a few days old, and he has been on dialysis ever since. But Sarah’s second incredible gift to her son means Joe might, for the first time, live a life free of almost daily hospital visits and procedures, and be able to go to school.

Mother Donates Organs To Save Her Son’s Life | BORN DIFFERENT7m58s

Mother Donates Organs To Save Her Son’s Life | BORN DIFFERENT

A SELFLESS mum risked her life by bravely undergoing a double organ donation for her four-year-old son. Sarah Lamont, from Ballymena, Northern Ireland has donated one of her kidneys to her youngest child, Joe, mere months after surgeons removed a section of her liver to save the boy’s life. Joe’s diseased kidneys were removed when he was just a few days old, and he has been on dialysis ever since. But Sarah’s second incredible gift to her son means Joe might, for the first time, live a life free of almost daily hospital visits and procedures, and be able to go to school.

I’m Not A Child, I’m 20 | BORN DIFFERENT7m21s

I’m Not A Child, I’m 20 | BORN DIFFERENT

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has a rare genetic disease that means she is regularly mistaken for a child half her age. Michelle Kish, from Illinois, USA, was born was Hallermann-Streiff syndrome, a condition so rare that at the time of her birth there were only 250 known cases worldwide. Her symptoms include distinct round, childlike facial features and a form of dwarfism that means Michelle only comes up to just above her sister’s waist. But despite requiring round-the-clock medical care, Michelle has flourished into a warm, bubbly adult, who loves playing on her iPad and hanging out with her dog Piper. Michelle now dreams of following in her sister Sarah’s footsteps and finding a boyfriend - ideally a long-haired man who is in touch with his emotions.

Sabrina The Millennial Witch6m33s

Sabrina The Millennial Witch

INTRODUCING the 21st Century witch who casts spells to earn more money, find love and have better sex. Sabrina Scott is a design teacher and self-proclaimed witch living in Toronto, Canada. The 27-year-old has been practicing witchcraft from the age of seven, encouraged by one of her parents. Despite lacking a wand, the millennial witch does cast spells, or rather, rituals, using herbs, candles and flowers. Using effigies and specific coloured candles, Sabrina performs the rituals for money, love and even sex - she claims with positive results.

Teen Footballer Will Amaze You With These Incredible Trick Shots2m42s

Teen Footballer Will Amaze You With These Incredible Trick Shots

AN INDIAN teenager is dreaming of Premiership stardom after wowing the internet with his incredible trick shots. Huzaif Shah, from Indian Administered Kashmir, is a trick shot artist who developed his skills watching football videos online. The 19-year-old began creating his amazing trick shots in December 2016, practices for up to three hours a day and dreams of meeting his hero, Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

76-Year-Old Mother Struggles To Keep Up With 6-Year-Old Son2m26s

76-Year-Old Mother Struggles To Keep Up With 6-Year-Old Son

A curious video has emerged of world’s oldest mother of twins. Meet Omkari Singh, 76, who gave birth to twins in 2008 at the age of 70. Unfortunately, her daughter passed away at the age of four, after the doctor gave her the wrong medicine. Omkari now lives with her six-year-old boy Akashvani, her husband and son’s father Charan, 89, in Utter Pradesh in northern India. Akashvani keeps his elderly mother on his feet with his youthful energy, helping her cope with her loss after the female twin, Barsaat, tragically passed away . The elderly parents were desperate to have a son so after year and years of trying, she finally gave birth to one, making her the oldest mom of twins in the world. By that time, Omkari and Charan already had two grown up daughters and five grandchildren. However, their strong desire to have a son in order to help out with the household work finally came true in 2008, when the couple was blessed with two twins. Of course, the twins were conceived via IVF for which the couple paid with all of the savings they had, and left doctors in shock after it proved that Omkari managed to conceive and give birth to healthy twins via C-Section one month premature. Doctors said that they haven’t seen anything like it before. Their oldest daughter, aged 56, will be the one to take care of their youngest son because both parents are nearly 80 and they cannot take care of Akashvani properly. The boy who survived is living together with his parents and people often mistake his parents for his grandparents. Omkari and Charan know that they don’t have much time left to live, but their dream is to live to see their son’s wedding.

I Got 99 Problems, But Fat Ain’t One | SHAKE MY BEAUTY5m20s

I Got 99 Problems, But Fat Ain’t One | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A PLUS-SIZE Model claims she has '99 problems, but being fat, ain't one.’ Julianna Mazzei, AKA Jewelz is confident, humorous and sassy, and has no shame when it comes to posing with little clothing and talking to her thousands of social media followers about ‘fat problems.’ The 25-year-old from Toronto, Canada told Barcroft TV: “I feel sexy in my body and I feel like everybody should.” Although the body positive advocate is now confident in her size 22 clothes, Jewelz hasn’t always been proud to show off her physique in revealing clothing.

I Am Allergic To Everything6m40s

I Am Allergic To Everything

A rare disorder has made a young woman allergic to everything - including her own tears, growing hair and even exercise. Natasha Coates, from Nottingham, has an immunological disorder called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), which causes severe allergic-like symptoms due to the mast cells over-responding to a trigger such as food or weather. Natasha has allergic reactions to her own tears, growing her hair, changes in the weather, many foods and the process of digestion. Her hair can cause her scalp to blister and certain foods could kill her, but despite all this Natasha has become an elite disability gymnast.

I Escaped A Sex Cult7m49s

I Escaped A Sex Cult

A woman who escaped from a cult as a teenager is sharing her story to help encourage other victims to come forward. Dawn Watson grew up in the notorious and international sex cult The Children of God. As a child, she dreamed of escaping from the realities and abuses of cult life. Age 13 she was able to escape for real from the Children of God – now known as Family International - but her journey to recovery has been a long one, marked with painful memories that have taken far longer to be set free from.

Married Couple Are India’s First Bodybuilding Champion Duo | HOOKED ON THE LOOK3m33s

Married Couple Are India’s First Bodybuilding Champion Duo | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

MEET the first Indian couple to win medals in international bodybuilding championships. Married couple, Borun and Mamota Devi Yumnam from New Delhi are dedicating their lives to becoming India’s top bodybuilding couple. And with over 28 awards between them, they’re taking the sport by storm. Borun, 39, has been competing for over 20 years, whilst his wife began her bodybuilding career in 2012 - after having three children.

Teenager With Facial Tumour Proves Doctors Wrong | BORN DIFFERENT5m41s

Teenager With Facial Tumour Proves Doctors Wrong | BORN DIFFERENT

A defiant teenager born with a rare facial tumour that leaves her unable to speak or eat dreams of becoming a nurse. Doctors said Jacqueline Rodriguez would not live to see her first birthday, but the now 16-year-old has truly defied all odds and is set to graduate from college next year. Jacqueline suffers with lymphatic malformations, an extremely rare condition that has formed large masses of tumour in her cheeks, tongue and chest. Undeterred by having to speak through an iPad and eat through a formula tube, the brave teen from California takes regular guitar lessons, plays tennis for a local club and has high hopes to study nursing at Stanford University.

“Acne Doesn’t Make You Ugly" | SHAKE MY BEAUTY4m01s

“Acne Doesn’t Make You Ugly" | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A teenage girl uses social media to fight the stigma of acne by showing off her pimples rather than covering them up with heavy make-up. Since the age of 11; Hailey Wait; from Buena Vista; Colorado has been dealing with cystic acne – a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged underneath the skin leaving behind painful bumps. The 17-year-old decided she didn’t need to say sorry for how she looked and wanted to fight back by helping other young people struggling with their skin by posing pictures barefaced to “take one for the team.”

Wheelchair Basketball Team Gives Hope To Paralyzed Men5m05s

Wheelchair Basketball Team Gives Hope To Paralyzed Men

A MAN who suffers from a facial tumor and is paralyzed from the waist down has found a new lease of life as part of a wheelchair basketball team. Mohammad Rafee Parray, from Indian Administered Kashmir in India, was born with a Hemangioma face tumor that surgeons concluded was too dangerous to attempt to remove. Then, in 2010, he became paralyzed after falling from the roof of his house. But, after sinking into depression, Rafee has found a new purpose in life as part of a wheelchair basketball team.

Storm Chaser Braves 2017’s Most Dangerous Weather2m47s

Storm Chaser Braves 2017’s Most Dangerous Weather

Even though he has been an avid storm chaser since 2009, 2017 has proven to be a particularly challenging year for Jason Weingart, especially due to the hurricanes that have devastated various countries. Between the months of April and May, Jason witnessed an incredible 14 tornadoes, as he chased them down, storm after storm. “The most memorable storm of the year was the swarm of tornadoes that occurred on April 29th near Canton, Texas” he says. “It was one of those days that looked very marginal in the morning but as the day progressed, everything came together to create a prolific localized tornado outbreak.” The storm chaser saw a supercell in New Mexico, a mesocyclone in Colorado and some breathtaking lightning in Oklahoma, all in the month of May. Jason attempted to follow hurricane Harvey , which formed on August 17 and dissipated on September 3, but struggled to keep up with seemingly unstoppable storm. Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana with devastating effect and caused billions of dollars worth of damage. "Intercepting the eyewall of a Category 4 hurricane was intense, but nothing prepared me for assisting in high water rescues in Houston” adds Jason. “Venturing into those flood waters was the scariest moment of my life. Way worse than any tornado I have seem, including the largest in recorded history.” 2017 may have been a tough year in storm chasing, but Jason has also seen some stunning displays of nature’s fiercest weather. He said: “My favorite timelapse is the mammatus clouds on June 13th in O'Neill, Nebraska. It was a perfect scene; no danger, no fear. Just cameras and an incredible sky, to me that's what storm chasing is all about.”

Empowered Teen Proud of Prosthetic Leg | SHAKE MY BEAUTY2m59s

Empowered Teen Proud of Prosthetic Leg | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A TEENAGER is embracing her birth defect by appearing in a campaign for self-love. Zainab Mohammed from London was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency - a rare birth defect affecting the bones in her leg, causing her femur not to grow properly. School was difficult for Zainab and she endured rude remarks, stares and being treated differently. But recently Zainab fully embraced her insecurities by doing a photoshoot for a self love campaign for clothing brand, NuNude.

This 21-Year-Old Girl Has Spent Over £10,000 To Look Like A Porcelain Doll5m15s

This 21-Year-Old Girl Has Spent Over £10,000 To Look Like A Porcelain Doll

Jade Smith from Wallington,, or Princess Jadette, as she is known on social media, wants to look like a porcelain doll and admits that she would like to have plastic surgery to enhance her doll-like looks. This 21-year-old girl’s obsession began when she was just 11. Jade first started to dress like a princess or as she calls it, in Lolita style, when her mom would dress her up in frilly dresses. "When I was 11 I got really interested into the Japanese anime scene. I started cosplaying and at my first ever convention I discovered Lolita fashion and from then on it has just grown from what it is now" says Jade. Now she dresses in a frilly pink dress with knee high socks, a furry headband around her platinum blond hair and full eyelashes. Wanting to look like a real life ‘Lolita’ doll, Jade , from Wallington, Surrey, estimates she’s spent £10,000 to date on her doll-like outfits, £8,000 on shoes, not to mention the extra money spent on accessories, wigs, key chains and toys. She even has a monthly £20 glitter budget. She has faced lots of different "problems" in school and on the streets of her town. She usually says to people who don't like this fashion that if they haven't tried it, they won't understand it. In school, cruel bullies made Jade's life hell as they used to beat her up. She was picked on for everything: her eye color, her hair color, having braces, having glasses. Everything about her was mocked. The doll-wannabe was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes muscle pain and bruising throughout the whole body. She takes pain medication daily, but the cutesy ' Lolita ' outfits and toys are the form of escapism from the condition. "I don't believe this is the way for me to hide because this to me is my real self and this is me showing everyone my real side. I believe this is the real me because inside I am cute, I am cuddly and I just like to project it to the world."