Hannah Gadsby's comedy, and her way of moving through the world, defy easy description: "I love being mistaken for a man, because just for a few moments, life gets a hell of a lot easier! I'm top-shelf normal, king of the humans, I'm a straight white man!" As she stated in her acclaimed standup appearance, "Hannah Gadsby: Nanette," "I'm clearly gender-not-normal, but I don't think even lesbian is the right identity for me. I might as well come out now: I identify as tired." But it's exactly that unique perspective that had fans in L.A. lining up for her new live show, titled "Douglas." Siouxzan Perry said, "She comes at you with comedy so you're all loosened up and then boom! She hits you with the reality of it and you're, like, you're crying. I mean, I'm crying just thinking about it!" Gadsby told correspondent Luke Burbank, "I'm incredibly proud, and really humbled. To have such resonance is incredible, and I'm so glad!" Now, if you haven't heard of Hannah Gadsby, that's … [Read more...] about Hannah Gadsby: There is life after trauma
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The Plymouth Live Happy List is back and better than ever before. The list is packed with inspirational people from our city who go above and beyond in their respected fields, or carry out random acts of kindness to spread cheer to others. There are so many people who deserve recognition and whilst it is impossible to name them all, we have pulled together a list of 119 inspirational, hardworking and kind people. From local mums, hair stylists, and charity workers, to multi-million pound business owners, Olympic athletes and war heroes - they embody everything that is great about our city - and they deserve to be celebrated. That's why today we have chosen to shine a light on all of those who we feel YOU need to know about. This list is in no particular order, because none of these remarkable people are more important than any other. Cuz Cussen Cuz Cussen has pulled in £100,563 through his annual live Rockfest music event since 2009. The event has actually been running … [Read more...] about Happy List 2019: 119 Plymouth people who make us proud
ISTANBUL Grant Cameron-Smith, known as South Africa’s self-styled “CrazyBikeGuy,” has completed his bike journey from London to Istanbul. And he has undertaken this challenging journey covering a distance of 8,800 kilometers for a worthy cause – to raise awareness of autistic people in need. Cameron-Smith has completed his ride at Istanbul’s famous Taksim Square in the Beyoğlu district. The biker, 56, spoke with Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, saying that he had been on the road since March 13. Cameron-Smith said that no one among his family and close friends is autistic, but he was dissatisfied with lack of awareness about autism worldwide. He said that he targeted two things with his initiative. “First, I did this activity to draw attention to children, youth and adults who have autism who have been left in the background in the countries they live in and to have more attention worldwide show on them. Secondly, I did this activity, by … [Read more...] about Biker finishes journey from London to Istanbul for autism
The area traditionally referred to as Knowle West often has a bad reputation. For some, it’s synonymous with crime, anti-social behaviour, and everything closing down. But whilst it has its issues, what sometimes does not get told is the strong sense of community here, the traditional values which are embedded in parts of the estate that was created in the 1930s. Either way Knowle West itself contains a community spirit which has spawned music artists such as Tricky, England rugby star Elllis Genge, and the rock band The Eagles. Today there are people who do amazing things, often under the radar, always committed to the area, and always bringing positivity to all around. It's time to tell a different story about Knowle West. Bristol Live spent a day with the people who make a difference. Joy Pollard - Receptionist One of the most well known faces in the whole of Knowle is Joy Pollard. Never has a Christian name been more synonymous with someone's character, she is full of joy. … [Read more...] about The people who bring sunshine to the community of Knowle West
There is a mystery vessel in the docks of Belfast which is slowly emerging as a star attraction. While it still remains a destination for those in the know, its position as one of the great secrets of Belfast is about to be blown out of the water. This is thanks to the fact that, following some of the most complex and expensive restoration programmes ever undertaken on a historic ship anywhere in the world, the HMS Caroline has now been shortlisted in this year's Art Fund Museum of the Year title challenge. To give you an idea of how significant this is, the 1914 ship is up against the spanking new and magnificent V&A Dundee, the Pitt Rivers anthropological museum in Oxford, the Nottingham Contemporary, which has a huge international reputation among modern artists, and St Fagan's Museum in Cardiff, where social movements and developments are interpreted, understood and applied to modern-day community programmes. The Ulster Museum secured the title in 2010, the Mac was a finalist … [Read more...] about Joris Minne: Can HMS Caroline pull off a famous final victory?