App lets you give to charity whilst using other apps such as Uber and Spotify
US-based Momentum is one of many companies looking to change the way people donate. The app works by partnering with other apps and then donates some of the money given through ApplePay to your chosen charity. You can also track important events or campaigns and donate to your chosen charities such as the #MeToo movement. The app has partnerships with Spotify for example, so sports teams can set up a pre-match changing room playlist to which fans can add songs - in return for a donation to the team's chosen charity. Even with all these new ways to support good causes via the internet, online giving currently accounts for just 10% of all charitable donations. This app hopes to bring charitable giving into the modern era. Read more about this innovative app by clicking the photo below.
Mum's Instagram account documents life with disabled son
A mum who used social media to avoid having to repeatedly explain her disabled son's conditions said his story has supported other families. Four-year-old Lincoln has multiple rare conditions, including one meaning the two sides of his brain are unconnected. Lincoln's mother, Paige Norman from Norfolk, said the candid account on Instagram had reached out to parents to let them know "they're not alone". Click on the photo below to read more about Paige and Lincoln's story.
Britain’s first and only openly gay professional footballer to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Justin Fashanu, Britain’s first and only openly gay professional footballer, is to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum in Manchester. He is succeeded by his niece, Amal who founded The Justin Fashanu Foundation. She went on to produce the BBC Three documentary Britain's Gay Footballers in 2012. She says "I guess that world doesn't want to accept a footballer being gay because of the image. I think as soon as one player comes out - and we support him the way we should support him - I think he'll be the one that people follow in the footsteps of." To read more about Justin's induction click on his photo below.
British Army officer becomes first woman to pass brutal Para course
Capt Rosie Wild, 28 has made history as the first woman to pass the gruelling All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS). The physical challenge lasts five days and includes a 20-mile endurance march and an aerial assault course. Wild was a competitive triathlete before she joined the army, and she was presented with the Sword of Honour at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, given to the best cadet of the intake. Brig John Clark, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, said he hoped Capt Wild's achievement "will encourage other women to have a go. A more representative force will only make us stronger". To read more about Wild's achievement click on the photo below.
What is "White Feminism"?
The BBC series "Girls on Girls" documents different women from different backgrounds and invites them to go to each other's houses and see the world through their lives, discussing everything from headscarves to being a housewife. This episode, feminist Jo speaks about her decision to shave off her hair, how she sees her role as a white female and uses her privilege to shine light on other women of colour's voices.