Skateboarding ‘makes me feel like I’m flying’,

At just four years old, Autumn California Bailey is already a skateboarding success with more than 120,000 Instagram followers.Autumn, from Brighton, has been inspired by the Olympic performance of Sky Brown and has dreams of competing in future games.She told the BBC she wants to be “a ballerina and a pro skater”, adding: “Skateboarding isContinue reading “Skateboarding ‘makes me feel like I’m flying’,”

‘Pawri girl’: A five-second video brings India and Pakistan together

A five-second video has done the impossible – brought social media users in India and Pakistan together. When Pakistani video creator Dananeer Mobin uploaded the video on her Instagram page on 6 February, little did she know that she would become an overnight internet star in both nations. So you may ask, what’s so specialContinue reading “‘Pawri girl’: A five-second video brings India and Pakistan together”

Covid-19: Essex boy’s lockdown art project auctioned for charity

A 12-year-old boy’s lockdown painting project featuring collaborations with 250 artists from around the world is being auctioned for charity. Noah, who has hydrocephalus, epilepsy and cerebral palsy, began painting on cardboard at home in Dedham, Essex, last March.His father posted on Instagram, asking artists to finish the pictures and the project went viral. TheContinue reading “Covid-19: Essex boy’s lockdown art project auctioned for charity”

Nia Dennis: US gymnast’s ‘black excellence’ routine goes viral

A US gymnast’s routine celebrating “black excellence” has gone viral, with millions of views on social media. The floor routine by Nia Dennis, an athlete at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), incorporated songs by artists including Kendrick Lamar, BeyoncĂ© and Missy Elliott. She said Black Lives Matter protests inspired the performance, whichContinue reading “Nia Dennis: US gymnast’s ‘black excellence’ routine goes viral”