These Women are Bringing Disabilities Education to YouTube

YouTube continues to grown overtime as a platform where millions of creators upload thousands of videos each day. From Tag Videos to Short Films, YouTube provides a space for creators of all kinds to share their work with the world. However, it can become hard to find new creators with the overwhelming amount of content that exists on the website. With March being International Women’s History Month, what better time to highlight some of the amazing women on YouTube that are making content about disabilities, educating others on their experiences, and making online content more accessible to others.
Annie Elainey:
Annie is a queer lifestyle blogger and writer who creates content that gives audiences a glimpse of how Ehlers-Danlos impacts her life in a number of ways. Annie also creates videos that touch on body image, the LGBTQ+ community, and occasionally posts some amazing musical covers that are sure to Continue reading "These Women are Bringing Disabilities Education to YouTube"

WATCH: This Free-Throwing Grandpa Totally Upstages Grandson’s Weird Fitness Routine

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 5.27.41 PM (1) Try as he might, this fit, Marine Sergeant couldn’t upstage his grandpa. Check out Sgt. Travis Horn in the foreground of the video below. He’s doing some kind of fitness thing. We’re not precisely sure what, but it certainly looks impressive. There are a bunch of dumbbells involved, and eventually a handstand. Pretty cool. Certainly something that can be done by a person only in supreme physical condition. But now, check out the background for the real star of this show. Horn’s grandfather is firing away at the free throw line. Five shots. Five makes. Four of them nothing-but-net.
Nicely done, Grandpa Horn. Watch above, via Instagram. [featured image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo Continue reading "WATCH: This Free-Throwing Grandpa Totally Upstages Grandson’s Weird Fitness Routine"

First Lady Melania Trump Chooses a Communications Director

melania trump First Lady Melania Trump has announced Stephanie Grisham as her Communications Director. Before inauguration day Grisham was named as a deputy press secretary, and the White House press release today says she will be serving as Special Assistant to the President in addition to her role as the First Lady’s communications director. In the statement provided by the White House, Grisham says, “I am honored by the opportunity to serve as the First Lady’s Director of Communications. Mrs. Trump’s life story is an inspiration to millions of mothers and female entrepreneurs, and to me personally. I deeply respect and admire her commitment to our country, her family, and to the important role of the First Lady. I look forward to helping her communicate her unifying message of kindness and empowerment.” [image via a katz/Shutterstock] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Fox’s Cavuto Slams ‘Over-the-Top Negative Media Response’ to Everything Trump Does

Fox’s Neil Cavuto ended his show this afternoon by criticizing the “over-the-top negative media response” to President Trump. Last week Cavuto said that while some of the media’s complaints about the Trump administration are important ones, there is a lot of unhinged “rage” going on in the press that keeps many from being fair. And while Fox has been criticized by other press outlets for not being tough enough on the president, Cavuto said today there are other outlets that are being way too biased against him. He made it clear that Trump “doesn’t much like me,” but Cavuto went on to observe, “This over-the-top negative media response to what he does––well, that’s not right or fair.” He highlighted critical coverage of Trump following the health care failure last week and asked “Who comes up with this quack? Where is the balance in that? Continue reading "Fox’s Cavuto Slams ‘Over-the-Top Negative Media Response’ to Everything Trump Does"

Delta Throws Shade at United Airlines by Encouraging ‘Comfort’ on its Flights

shutterstock_603437945 United Airlines is going to need some ice, because they just got burned. By now you’ve definitely heard that over the weekend, the airline found itself in the middle of a PR nightmare when they would not allow a ten-year-old girl onto a flight because she was wearing leggings. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that. The girl was flying for free as the daughter of an employee for United, and apparently there’s a dress code if you have a “United Pass.” Still, the airline has suffered in the last 24 hours. Lots of people are angry and have vowed to fly other airlines from now on. Delta decided to take advantage of the moment by throwing some shade at United and reminding customers that “Flying Delta means comfort,” and that they’re free to wear leggings on their flights:

It Was Like ‘Waiting to Get Cancer’: GMA Producer Opens Up About Preventative Double Mastectomy

Paige More is a booker and segment producer for Good Morning America who documented her preventative double mastectomy on social media. In a segment and personal essay, she recounted the tough choice she made after finding out at the age of 22 that she tested positive for a gene that gave her an 85% chance of developing breast cancer. (Her story is very similar to that of Angelina Jolie, for those of you who remember her New York Times op-ed from 2013.) “I could either go into high-surveillance programs where you’re in and out of doctors’ offices every six months and you’re doing MRIs, you’re doing mammograms,” she explained. “I really felt like it wasn’t surveillance and it was more just waiting to get cancer. I felt like every single day I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘I’m going to get cancer today.’ Continue reading "It Was Like ‘Waiting to Get Cancer’: GMA Producer Opens Up About Preventative Double Mastectomy"