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Without further ado, here’s this week’s Round-Up.
What are you prepared to be wrong about? | justkissmyfrog
Leena Normington has always inspired us. Lately, she’s been inspiring us to look at things from a different perspective.
This week, she attended the Greenbelt Festival, a festival of arts, faith and justice that’s been occurring since 1974. This year, there was a theologian who caused Leena to think a little differently about how she’s been approaching her understanding of opposing views. Maybe what the theologian and Leena have to say will open your mind to a different perspective, too?
We’ve All Been There feat. Jack Howard & Dom Fera | TimH Films
Guess who’s back, back again. Tim Hautekiet is back, tell a friend.
Well, technically, he hadn’t gone anywhere, he’s just been working on school and short films. We just mean that it’s been a while since the Kings of Comedy™ – aka Tim, Jack Howardand Dominic Fera – have come together to make our stomachs hurt with laughter. Trust us, your stomachs will be hurting.
Also, if you’re interested, check out the We’ve All Been There outakes for even more laughs.
Growing up illegally gay – Four life stories | ‘I am…’ short film | Riyadh K
If you watch anything this week, we beg of you that it’s Riyadh Khalaf‘s most recent short film. And when you do, for the love of God, make sure you have your tissues.
Before 1967, homosexuality was illegal in the UK. Even after 1967, it was incredibly difficult to live your life openly if you were a homosexual. Receiving one of the biggest applauses last week at Buffer Festival, Riyadh’s film focuses on the lives and experiences of four gay men who lived through this time period.
Depression and Relationships – DEPRESSO #4 | paleghosty
You’ve all probably seen the name Daria Skubich on this site before. However, it’s usually under the authors section. You’ve heard that right, one of TenEighty’s own has made their way into this week’s Round-Up. *happy dance*
Daria has been uploading to YouTube for years. Luckily for us, they have recently started the series DEPRESSO, where they drink hot beverages and talk about mental health. Talking open and honestly about their first hand experience with depression and how it has affected their life and relationships will hopefully spread awareness and understanding.
Whether you’ve suffered with a mental illness or not, everyone can learn something from this series.
Committing suicide… | CharlieVlogs
Speaking of depression and mental illness, Charlie Vincett uploaded an emotional rant this week. Talking about mental illness and the stigma that follows young males around to “be a man”, you can definitely tell that Charlie is fired-up and cares about this topic a lot.
Suicide is a serious issue and a growing epidemic around young men, and Charlie is calling for a change. Hopefully, this video will resonate with you and inspire you to check in on your mates to make sure they’re having good brain days and taking care of their mental health.
Don’t worry, we have more for you!
Have you ever thought about if the things you own bring you joy? Rufaro Faith explores this concept and applies it to her recent shopping trip.
In America, they celebrate Black History Month in February. Here in the UK, though, we celebrate it in October. So, in celebration, Sam Saffold-Geri talks about some perfect books that we all should be reading this month.