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My Tourette’s Disappears When I Sing | BORN DIFFERENT6m29s

My Tourette’s Disappears When I Sing | BORN DIFFERENT

AS EMILLY Carter finishes her song, the only thing that’s noticeable about her singing is that it’s very, very good. It’s only after the music stops that Emilly’s tics become apparent. Sniffing, coughing and touching her nose, Emilly has Tourette’s syndrome. The 21-year-old, from Wickford, Essex, has suffered from Tourette’s syndrome since she was a little girl. Emilly was diagnosed with Tourette’s when she was just four-years-old and, as a young teenager, her tics were so extreme she suffered fits and was even hospitalised. Bullied because of her tics, Emilly was a shy and unconfident child but singing and performing gave her an outlet to express herself.

My Tourette’s Disappears When I Sing | BORN DIFFERENT

My Tourette’s Disappears When I Sing | BORN DIFFERENT

AS EMILLY Carter finishes her song, the only thing that’s noticeable about her singing is that it’s very, very good. It’s only after the music stops that Emilly’s tics become apparent. Sniffing, coughing and touching her nose, Emilly has Tourette’s syndrome. The 21-year-old, from Wickford, Essex, has suffered from Tourette’s syndrome since she was a little girl. Emilly was diagnosed with Tourette’s when she was just four-years-old and, as a young teenager, her tics were so extreme she suffered fits and was even hospitalised. Bullied because of her tics, Emilly was a shy and unconfident child but singing and performing gave her an outlet to express herself.

My Schizophrenia Doesn’t Make Me A Monster5m07s

My Schizophrenia Doesn’t Make Me A Monster

A STUDENT with schizophrenia has set up an organisation to help other pupils with the condition - despite struggling with near-constant horror film-style hallucinations. Cecilia McGough, 23, studies health policy administration at Pennsylvania State University. She experiences a wide variety of hallucinations on a daily basis, including one based on the scary clown from the original movie version of Stephen King’s horror classic ‘It’, and another that resembles the little girl from Japanese thriller The Ring. Determined to use her own battles with the condition to help others, Cecilia founded Students With Schizophrenia, which is aiming to educate and spread awareness about schizophrenia on college campuses globally, as well as offering financial aid, academic and career services along with both mental health and legal support.

His Vitiligo Is Disappearing, But He Doesn't Want It To6m34s

His Vitiligo Is Disappearing, But He Doesn't Want It To

An aspiring model whose vitiligo is slowly fading hopes that it never disappears. Bashir Aziz, from Tooting, London, was born with vitiligo, a skin disorder characterised by small, white patches on various parts of the body caused by the loss of natural pigment. Growing up, Bashir’s body, face and head and even his hair was covered in white patches. The 23-year-old told Barcroft TV: "My vitiligo is different because with everyone else they start off fully pigmented or fully with their color that they are supposed to have. “In my case it’s different because I started off with vitiligo. “On my skin itself, it’s affected down the middle - and my hair as well, it can affect your hair and some people don’t know that.” Since he was a child Bashir has gone to doctors and dermatologists to find a treatment for his vitiligo. He has been offered many creams and even makeup to cover up the discoloration, but Bashir doesn’t want any of it. As there is no known cure for vitiligo, being different is all Bashir has ever known. But over the years, the diversity activist noticed a change in his skin. He explained: “I was born with vitiligo , like say 80 percent on my body, but now my skin pigments over the years just come back to life. "So now it’s like 40 percent or 50 percent now.”

‘Hulk’ Brothers Risk Death By Injecting Muscle-Building Chemicals | HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m09s

‘Hulk’ Brothers Risk Death By Injecting Muscle-Building Chemicals | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

BROTHERS Tony ‘Hulk’ Geraldo and Alvaro ‘Conan’ Pereira, have both injected dangerous chemicals to make them look HUGE. As well as using extreme lengths to bulk up to a combined weight of 241kg, the brothers from Rio, Brazil, attend the same gym everyday and work out together for hours to improve their definition. Tony, 49, and Alvaro, 50, claim there was a time when they were ‘addicted to getting big’ but now believe they have it under control. Alvaro had been injecting his biceps and legs with a supplement - called Potenay B12 - on and off since he was 15 years old. Tony followed in his older brother’s footsteps. Taking their doctors advice, the brothers claim to have recently stopped injecting for health reasons and because their skin cannot stretch anymore.

‘Hulk’ Brothers Risk Death By Injecting Muscle-Building Chemicals | HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m09s

‘Hulk’ Brothers Risk Death By Injecting Muscle-Building Chemicals | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

BROTHERS Tony ‘Hulk’ Geraldo and Alvaro ‘Conan’ Pereira, have both injected dangerous chemicals to make them look HUGE. As well as using extreme lengths to bulk up to a combined weight of 241kg, the brothers from Rio, Brazil, attend the same gym everyday and work out together for hours to improve their definition. Tony, 49, and Alvaro, 50, claim there was a time when they were ‘addicted to getting big’ but now believe they have it under control. Alvaro had been injecting his biceps and legs with a supplement - called Potenay B12 - on and off since he was 15 years old. Tony followed in his older brother’s footsteps. Taking their doctors advice, the brothers claim to have recently stopped injecting for health reasons and because their skin cannot stretch anymore.

Article Headline: Model With Albinism Inspires Kids With Condition | BORN DIFFERENT7m50s

Article Headline: Model With Albinism Inspires Kids With Condition | BORN DIFFERENT

A MODEL with albinism is using his confidence to help children with the condition feel comfortable in their skin. Growing up most teenagers want to blend in with their peers, however for 22-year-old Leo Jonah this was never an option. Leo from London, UK was born with albinism, a genetic condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. With such a striking look, it wasn’t long before Leo was spotted by a modelling agency. And through his modelling and social media exposure, Leo has become a source of support for other people with albinism.

This Veteran Mom Shrunk Her Waist Down To 18 Inches6m40s

This Veteran Mom Shrunk Her Waist Down To 18 Inches

A mom and former U.S. Navy veteran wears a corset 23 hours a day to maintain her tiny 18 inch waist. Mother-of-three Diana Ringo, 39, from San Diego, California wears her corset for 23 hours everyday - only taking it off when she showers or works out. The 5ft 2in Navy wife, who was herself was in the Navy as a chef for nine years, started wearing her waist-shrinking garments nearly three years ago after she lost her natural curves following the birth of her four-year-old twin boys. Instead of losing the 77lbs she put on during pregnancy - making her waist 27-29 inches - with a balanced diet and exercise, Diana decided to get her hourglass figure back by wearing waist-pinching corsets. Diana has had her reasons. "I wasn’t happy with my body before because I was fat. There’s nothing wrong with being fat but my fat does not distribute in a feminine way. It distributes as if I have a male body type and I don’t like that shape.” says the mom. "When I have my corset on, it makes me feel so sexy. I naturally felt so sexy but it just boosted my self-esteem a lot more, it just makes me feel good.” She has over 45 corsets in her closet, amassing to nearly $2000, which help her maintain her 18 inch waist and hourglass figure. With a dress size of between 2 and 4, she still likes to take in the waist, being proud to show off what she has accomplished. Her husband Brett has come to terms with his wife’s extreme look, but still has his reservations. And says that he doesn’t want her to go any smaller. Despite the potential long-term damage and health complications posed by corseting, Diana hasn’t had any health issues and stands by her figure-hugging corsets that have finally given her the curves and confidence she has always wanted.

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.