Huffpost Originals (Video)

Lorraine Pinto and Paula Akpan from The Black Queer Travel Guide give you five top tips to consider when planning your travels.
Climate activists Pattie Gonia, Aneesa Khan, Anita Okunde and Isaias Hernandez debunk some of the common climate myths currently in debate. The campaigners set the record straight If you’ve ever heard: ‘plastic use is harmless’, ‘the environment can't be racist’, ‘carbon offsetting will save us’ or ‘it’s your fault’.
Vaccines continue to save the lives of millions but for as long as they have existed so has anti-vaccine sentiment. Molecular Virology & Microbiology Professor Dr Peter Hotez, Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England and HuffPost journalist Jesselyn Cook on the perils of vaccine misinformation.
Women have worked throughout the pandemic, completing the front line roles that have kept the nation functioning. Many have done so while shouldering society’s unpaid work childcare, care for elderly relatives and housework which still disproportionately falls to women.
Hosts of the Bad Gays podcast, Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller, say by exploring complicated characters from Edgar Hoover, to Gertrude Stein to Cecil Rhodes we can learn more about today's LGBTQ+ identity. Often trailblazers from Harvey Milk, to Marsha P Johnson to Audre Lorde are celebrated as the trailblazers that fought for gay rights but this podcast looks behind the rainbow flag where there is a long list of conflicting characters whose sexuality is often left out of the narrative.
When peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters were gassed and sprayed with rubber bullets to clear the way for a President Trump photo opportunity, Continue To Serve was created in response. Since then, the non-profit group of military veterans have mobilised at polling stations, cleaned up after the deadly insurrection of the US Capitol carried out by pro-Trump supporters and supported the Black Live Matter movement.
This is the inside story of the fatal 1981 New Cross fire and the groundbreaking demonstrations that followed. The fire, a suspected racist attack, led to the deaths of 14 young people. Speaking to us last year, survivors and activists reflect on the fire and what’s changed for Black Britons in the last four decades.
In this film we follow boylesque and burlesque performer Mark Anthony as they undergo top surgery and perform for the first time in the body that reflects how they identify. The performer is a trans-masculine non-binary drag king who identifies as neither male nor female. Under the UK’s 2004 Gender Recognition Act, Mark’s gender doesn’t legally exist.
From the loss of a family member to a breakup, many of us have experienced some level of trauma. Clinical psychologist Jennifer Sweeton explains how traumatic events affect your mind and brain. Sweeton also highlights that trauma does not mean you are damaged forever and there are ways you can overcome.
Co-founded by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Dweller festival aims to give Black electronic artists a platform. Hutchinson says it’s a way of reconnecting with dance music’s Black roots and providing opportunities for Black DJs and producers. Prior to starting Dweller Frankie co-founded Discwoman, a booking agency that aimed to counter gender disparity in the music industry.
Scottish professional gay porn actor Marc McCaulay has been nominated for five adult entertainment ‘Prowler Awards’, which the MOD and the Air Force congratulated the reservist for in their internal magazine.
In this video survivors of the windrush scandal speak about their lived experiences. The vast majority of Windrush compensation scheme claimants have yet to receive any payouts. Recent figures suggest just 15% have been awarded, while the human cost of the catastrophe cannot be quantified.
It’s been a quiet year. Not much happened really. The sh*tshow that was 2020 in 220 seconds.
It’s been a year in which technology has helped us enormously, but it’s still a good idea to take some time away from your digital devices.
Exercise causes profound changes in brain structure and function and these changes can have really important effects, both in the short and the long term, on our mood and our mental abilities. In this episode cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Tom Bullock explains how exercise supercharges our decision making, the surprising possibility of why we get an exercise ‘high’ and how it can help restore the brain as we age.
After a year of lockdowns, quarantines and self-isolation, we could all do with a little joy right now. And while you can’t always control what happens to you, you can control how you respond to it. We’ve asked therapist Lucy Beresford for tips on how to stay positive and keep our spirits up during challenging times.
In this Root Of The Recipe episode, Syrian born Abdullah Alawayed talks about how his Bedouin upbringing inspired his cooking. Without the 24/7 convenience of supermarket chains, seasons inspired their cooking. Summers were for foods like tomatoes, aubergine, and peppers and winters were for vegetables and grains you could store for longer.
In this episode of Root Of The Recipe, Malaysia boorn Hui Thoh found inspiration for recipes via her mother and secondhand cookbooks in UK charity shops. Telling the story of her culture, life and the healing properties of food - Hui makes a Peranakan dish, a fusion between Malay and Chinese.
Martha Mouat Salkeld, who is a seamstress at Cornwall based Clothes Doctor, shows how you can mend and darn denim and the holes in your socks. Saving you money, avoiding buying fast fashion and reducing landfill.
It’s estimated the average child will need 5,000 to 6,000 nappy changes before potty training. Sarah Smith from the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Reusable Nappy Library shows you how to use old t-shirts and towels in reusable nappy systems. This diaper hack helps you save money, upcycle your fabrics and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.