Good news Friday, Kate Winslet, Disneyland, The Sports Bra

This week, we celebrate Kate Winslet’s charitable nature, Disneyland’s move to inclusivity and a new sports bar exclusively playing women’s sports

The Sports Bra

Portland, Oregon has recently welcomed The Sports Bra, a new sports bar which only plays female sports. Owner Jenny Nguyen opened the bar with little experience to provide a safe and inclusive place for her friends to watch sports.

"All of our friends are athletes or sports fans, and for my friends who are queer or non-binary or trans, traditional sports bars don't always feel that safe," Jenny says. “People from the neighbourhood seem really jazzed that we’re here, which is great, because it’s super-important to us to be a good neighbour.”

Helping hand

Kate Winslet donated £17,000 to a British mother struggling to pay her energy bills after receiving sky-high fees to operate her daughter’s life support machine. Mother, Carolynne Hunter, said her daughter Freya, 12, relies on life support equipment to help her breathe.

Carolynne said: “Our journey as a family has been very traumatic and I just feel done at this point in my life.

“When I heard about the money I just burst into tears – I thought it wasn’t even real. I’m still thinking: is this real?”

An inclusive world

Disneyland now features dolls in wheelchairs on one of its rides for the first time in its 67-year history. The dolls can be found in the “It’s a Small World” ride in California, US. 

Erin Quintanilla, wheelchair user and manager of accessibility for the Disneyland Resort, said: “I feel seen. I feel represented. It’s a monumental moment to have my community be in an attraction and represented. I teared up when I saw them in the attraction.”

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