The Tiwi Island’s trans community is dreaming big for Mardi Gras

Senior Tiwi Islands Sistagirl, Crystal Love in a scene from documentary ‘Sistagirl.’ Image: Sistagirl/ screenshot Imagining a world without diversity, culture and the full rainbow of gender identities is a very dull prospect. Recognising and celebrating the expression these human values attains us healthier and stronger. A world without the colorful and ecstatic celebration that…

#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 offers comfort in the midst of misfortune

Image: via vine: Minnie Myers/ LOOKINAMERAH/ Starflow The stream of police shootings replayed on social mediacan take a tollon one’s mental health. With the ongoing coverage of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week, we have considered the shootings play out on screens repeatedly. #CarefreeBlackKids2k16has risen on Twitter in the midst of…

Pink Schemed Parenthood pins will be everywhere at New York Fashion Week

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg, who is participating in the Planned Parenthood campaign, strolls the runway during New York Fashion Week .Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images Planned Parenthood was just about to New York Fashion Week. SEE ALSO: Requests for IUDs are up 900% at Planned Parenthood The Council of Fashion Designers of America( CFDA) announced…

With iOS 10, you’ll be able to sign up as an organ donor on your iPhone

Image: TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP, Getty Images Apple’s mission to use the power of its mobile devices to ease many common tasksjust took an interesting new turn: signing up for organ donation. On Tuesday, the company announced that, wheniOS 10launches in the fall, iPhone and iPad users will be able to register themselves for organ…

Meet the man traveling by wheelchair to advocate for more accessible nature trails

Mackay travellings on the Olympic Discovery Trail near his home in Washington .Image: Courtesy of Ian Mackay Ian Mackay considers himself a cyclist and a birder a nature buff who gets lost on lush roads near his Washington state home for hours every day. But if popular opinion had its way, many people wouldn’t expect…

Body positive coloring volume uses art to challenge weight-based stigma

Image: Brittnay Herbert/ Mashable Ashleigh Shackelford stands with unapologetic confidence, holding up a sign declaring, “Your body is not wrong. Society is.” Her image is solely outlined by thick black lines on white paper. Her fierce gaze dares you to pick up a pencil and begin to color her in. But coloring the image of…

9 social good inventions that made an impact in August

Image: MINE KAFON DRONE/ KICKSTARTER; BRYCE VICKMARK/ MIT; SMART DIAPHRAGM/ UCSF; Youtube/ American Chemical Society Socially conscious discoverers are the true champs of global progress, though they are rarely recognized. Their innovations and inventions shake up our world, tackling some of the planet’s biggest problems with bold ingenuity. From tiny gadgets that they are able…