Miley Cyrus & Adam Sandler – No Freedom (Dido Cover) (On ‘the Tonight Show) (Live)

Take it by your silence
That I’m free to walk out the door
By the look in your eyes I can tell
You don’t think I’ll be back for more
Try to think of the world
Where you could stay and these safe hands could go
Take your heart above the water
Wherever I choose to go
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love
Even when you don’t see me
Even when you don’t hear
I’ll be flying low below the sun
And you’ll feel it all out here
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love
Standing here in silence
The world in front of me
Holding you in my hand
And seeing as you’d see
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love
No freedom without love

Miley Cyrus – The Climb (On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) (Live)

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody’s gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah! I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
"You’ll never reach it"
Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking
But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going
And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on
‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

Lil Pump – Who Dat

(ooh)
Damn, why you flex like this? (brr, brr)
Who? (who?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (brr, brr)
Racks up on my necklace (what?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (Lil Pump, Lil Pump)
Who dat write the flexin’? Fiji water on your wrist (Fiji!)
I can’t wife no bitch (no!)
Louis all over my bag (Louis)
Louis all over my belt, yeah
Bitch, I swim in that pussy like I was Michael Phelps (brr, brr, brr)
[Hook]
Who dat write the flexin’? (who?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (brr, Lil Pump)
Racks up on my necklace (necklace)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (brr)
Who dat write the flexin’? (who?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (you)
Trapper of the century (aye)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (ooh)
Hold up (what?), pop out (brr)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout (yeah)
Hold up (what?), pop out (aye)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout

[Outro]
Ooh, Lil Pump, yeah (you, you)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump
Trapper of the century (what?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump
Hold up (what?), pop out (brr)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout (you)
Hold up (yuh), pop out (what?)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout (ooh)
Who dat write the flexin’? (what?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (brr, brr)
Trapper of the century (you)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump
Hold up (what?), pop out (you)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout (brr)
Hold up (what?), pop out (huh?)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout (yeah)

[Verse]
Pop four Xans with your Mondo (brr)
Take 3 Percs with your main hoe (what?)
I count racks everyday though (you)
Got your bitch booty at the Play-Doh (damn)
Got your bitch booty off a Percocet (damn)
Lil Pump only fly a private jet (ooh)
The ice on my wrist make her pussy wet (yeah)
Rich shining light, yeah, crystal meth (huh?)
Damn, why you flex like this? [Intro]
Ooh, ooh, Lil Pump, yuh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, yuh (brr, brr)
Who dat write the flexin’? Lil Pump, Lil Pump
[Hook]
Who dat write the flexin’? (flexin’?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (ooh)
Trapper of the century (you)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (aye)
Hold up, pop out (what?)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout (ooh)
Hold up (you), pop out (brr)
Boy, you know I’m a dropout (yeah)
Who dat write the flexin’? (who?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (Lil Pump, Lil Pump)
Racks up on my necklace (brr)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (brr, brr)
Who dat write the flexin’? (who?)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (Lil Pump)
Racks up on my necklace (necklace)
Bitch, it’s Lil Pump (brr)
Who dat write the flexin’?

Fashawn – Proud

A scientist
Shirley Chisholm? [Intro]
Let’s do some history, who is Malcolm X? First black congress woman
Mary McLeod Bethune? Woodson, found black history
Doctor Vivien Thomas, the first heart surgery
Kwame Ture used to be Stokely Carmichael
Bagged Mariam Makeba definitely was a leader
In his own right ‘Keba was diva in her own light
Before ‘Yonce married Jay, Ashanti, Brandy
Keyshia Cole, Lauryn Hill if you’re speaking soul
I fell in love with TLC when I was three years old
Angela Davis bailed out by a Fresnan
It was about community wasn’t about complexion
Elijah and Fard, they were writin’ for Allah
Pictures of Bob Marley and Selassie on my wall
‘Til the day they free [?], Max B, and Bobby Shmurda
We all on trial eminently since a child
I’m black and I’m proud

[Chorus]
Sing it loud
Sing it loud
I’m black and I’m proud
Sing it loud
Sing it loud A fighter for freedom
George Washington Carver? An opera singer
Duke Ellington? A jazz composer
[Verse 1]
What about the life of Marcus Garvey, we all know Martin
Wouldn’t have your light, if it wasn’t for my darkness
Blacker than the panther on the jacket of Huey P. An educator
Marian Anderson? Newton
And Bobby Seale, a few of us rotten still
We built this country off blood and sweat
Tear drops and pick cotton in mud we step
Momma Harriet Tubman was a woman so real
Only woman in history with a face on a bill
Besides Hillary Clinton, who we speak of America
Original man yet they treat us inferior
I put that on the soul of Nat Turner
The memory of Sojourner
And the others no longer with us
I’m admittin’ I’m black and I’m proud

[Chorus]
Sing it loud
Sing it loud
I’m black and I’m proud
Sing it loud
Sing it loud
[Verse 2]
Brother Clarence 13X was a hero to me
Felt like a Five Percenter was the thing to be
In the wild wild west I still pray to the east
MJ on the speakers MJ’s on my feet
Before Mike and Mayweather came Muhammad Ali
Only difference between ‘em, he did it with dignity
Doctor Carter G.

Playboi Carti – Magnolia (On TRL) (Live)

[Tag]
Yo Pierre, you wanna come out here? [Intro]
In New York I Milly Rock, hide it in my sock
Running from an opp, and I shoot at opp (what)
And I’m on the block (what, what, what)
And I’m on the block (what)
In New York I Milly Rock (hello?) hide it in my sock (what)
Hide it in my sock (what) selling that rerock (what, what, what, what, what)
[Hook]
In New York I Milly Rock, hide it in my sock
Used to sell rerock, running from the cops
Shooting at the opps (Yo Pierre, you wanna come out here?)
Shooting at the opps, cause I run they block
Gimme top (top) in my drop-top
All these hoes gon’ flock (flock, flock) when I drop (drop, drop)
All these hoes gon’ flock (flock, flock) when I drop (drop, drop)
All these hoes gon’ flock (flock, flock) when I drop (drop, drop)
[Verse]
Woo, woo, woo, woo
Woo, woo, woo, woo
All these hoes want cash, all these hoes want bags
Fucking on yo’ bitch, uh, I’m her dad
All these niggas sound like cash (sound like cash)
I’m a soldier, damn, I thought I told you
Shootin’ like a soldier, like I’m from Magnolia
All these, niggas, always, fold
Big, bank, never, fold
Sippin, Act’, fill that shit slowly
Bitches, on me, say she like my clothing
I’m in London, Young Carti global
Designer is on me, call it dirty laundry
All these bitches want Young Carti, Young Carti (yeah)
Ay, Young Carti, Young Carti (what)
Young Carti, Young Carti (yeah)
All of your bitches they loose
All of your bitches they loose
All of my bitches they rich
And they stay rockin’ that Rick
What, what, huh, what, what, huh
Rich, rich, Cash Carti, bitch
Rich, bitch, got a rich clique
I’m suckin’ on the clit, she suckin’ on the dick
Give that hoe a tip, told her "Buy some kicks"
Then I brush my teeth, pop up in a whip
Glocky in the whip, glocky in the whip
And I’m cocky, fuckin’ on a thotty
She just wanna plot me, bitch can’t stop me
I’m riding in a Mazi, this ain’t even my Mazi
Oh, that’s not yo’ thottie, yo’ bitch look like a aunty
Walked in with Ashanti, damn, that look like Shanti
Damn, that look like Carti, I think dat be Young Carti
Heard he spent a hunnid on a fucking watch piece, that’s filthy

[Hook]
In New York I Milly Rock, hide it in my sock
Running from an opp, then I shoot at opp
And I’m on the block
And I’m on the block
In New York I Milly Rock, hide it in my sock
Hide in my sock, selling that rerock
What, what, what, what, what
In New York I Milly Rock, hide it in my sock
Use to sell rerock, running from the cops
Shooting at the opps, you know what I’m sayin’? Bitch ass nigga, fuck that nigga man! [Outro]
Yo, Pierre, you wanna come out here?

Oddisee – You Grew Up

[Verse One]
Let me take it back to my childhood
When Six Flags was still called Wild World
Where I had every race as a neighbor
We were all working class trying to make it out of our hood
My best friend back then was a white kid
We was tight he liked the same things I did
Despite us being different colors, man
We were tight as Elmer’s, and we called each other brothers
While I was trying to keep my Nikes clean
He was trying to scuff his Chucks up
He was grunge, I was fresh we were young
And we cuss along to rap trying to sneaking into punk clubs
But things changed when his pops got laid off
He blamed my father for the loss of his job
He said immigrants robbed citizens jobs
And I better never set foot again in his yard
As we became adults in a cult called America, he got himself a job as an officer of law
My thoughts got blacker and his views got cracker
There was no way backwards, to the roots at heart
Many years apart, I recognized him in the news
He shot a black man that was sitting in his car
Near the same park where we used to shoot hoops
And all I could blame was the cause
[Hook]
You grew up
No you didn’t change
You were made the same
As those before you came
You grew up
All our growing pains
Were given like our names
You just bought the blame
You grew up

[Verse Two]
You ever have a friend that became a fanatic
Most of you all haven’t
But if you ever did
You’d understand the one thing they all have in common
That somebody took advantage of their damage as a kid
I knew a guy who’s folks were professors
Proof in the flesh that Allah was a blesser
Grew up in a mid-western town, where there weren’t many brown people he could seek reflection
Got picked on in school during lectures
Graduated hating everybody in his class
Picked on because he prayed five to the east
And he didn’t eat meat that Allah said was bad
One day a man approached him in a mosque
Changed his life when he asked him a question
Do you ever feel your life was a loss
And what if I could teach you that life is a weapon
Attracted strong to the feeling of acceptance
He was soon gone with delusions of a cause
People of the present had faces of the past, make it easier to blast them if he feel they did him wrong
You can raise a child in a house full of love
But can’t keep them safe in a world full of hate
So he blew up
The only mistake that could hold all the blame
[Hook]
You grew up
No you didn’t change
You were made the same
As those before you came
You grew up
All our growing pains
Were given like our names
You just bought the blame
You grew up

[Verse Three]
My heart’s a jug and when I was born it was filled with love
It ranneth over, life ran me over till I spilled the blood
I poured the cups and I left it up you to say enough
Never ending, never quenching, I sealed it up
Tried to change my reality but settled for, real enough
Life is better when you’re thinking lesser go on give it up
When I was younger I was so determined I would change it all Couldn’t fly but wasn’t chained to fall
So where is it I put the blame and cause
Well, I grew up

Bryson Tiller – Self-Made

I’m getting paid, nigga, need a chef and maid, nigga
And a Gucci on my belt, bought a necklace for myself
Bought Giuseppe for myself, spent them blessings on myself
Donatello, that’s a killer, I smoke purple out the shelf
She want Birkin, she want, Gucci purse, she want Chanel, got it
Must’ve heard a hundred niggas say they made me (I made that nigga!)
So, which one you niggas made me? I’m nervous for myself
If I changed, I became a better version of myself
Bought a chain, bought two more, yeah, I deserve that for myself
And my neighbors look at me like, "How he purchase that himself?"
‘Cause I’m a seven figure, self-made nigga
Blow the money, get it back the next day nigga (made it back, yeah)
Wow, what the check say, nigga? Don’t know who you talking to, not me, oh no, you can’t be
They wan’ be my fam, but my crew is sucker-lame free (Lame free)
I just want a yacht and a jet-ski
Pull up on your block, Icy Hot, Wayne Gretzkey (I pull up, pull up)
Fucking con artist, boy, you sketchy
Pretty but she messy, only wanna sex me
‘Cause I’m a Seven figure, self-made nigga
Blow the money, get it back the next day nigga (made it back, yeah)
Wow, what the check say, nigga? Woo, yeah, yeah, yeah
You already know
Young Tiller
Let’s go
Gucci on my belt, bought a necklace for myself
Bought Giuseppe for myself, spent them blessings on myself
Donatello, that’s a killer, I smoke purple out the shelf
She want Birkin, she want, Gucci purse, she want Chanel, got it
I spend that ’cause I earned it for myself
Got my shawty out the way and now I’m splurging on myself
You should worry ’bout yourself, I’ve been working on myself
I’ve been balling like I’m Curry, need a jersey for myself (I need a jersey for myself)
What’s next? I’m getting paid, nigga, need a chef and maid, nigga
Count that mula with my thumb
502, that’s where I’m from
Used to stay on Hazelwood
You see trouble then you run (Run)
Word to Joker Noble, we don’t do this shit for fun
100 million, then I’m done
Poochie laid out in the sun
Like I want
Gucci on my belt, bought a necklace for myself
Bought Giuseppe for myself, spent them blessings on myself
Donatello, that’s a killer, I smoke purple out the shelf
She want Birkin, she want, Gucci purse, she want Chanel, got it
Yeah, yeah, Gucci on my belt
Yeah, she want Gucci on her belt
Gucci on her purse
Gucci on that
Yeah

Talib Kweli – Heads Up Eyes Open (feat. Rick Ross)

The media deceiving you
They misrepresent and misquote and then they misleading you
Belief is a funny thing, in case you’re wondering
If they want the ring, they coming for the throne like they the sons of kings
These average rappers is acting up for the dough
Yea I tell you what I believe, but I back it up with what I know
It’s the facts versus the facts simile, your raps killing me
My last victory was great moments of Black history
I celebrated with a bottle I just brought back from Italy
And some loud, I got super packs like I backed Hillary
Lost in desire, I walked through the devil’s fire
I inspire the resurrection of kings like Hezekiah
The trust you put in me to be a beast with this rhyming
That’s where the rubber meets the road and where your faith meets science
Let’s go

[Chorus: Yummy Bingham]
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
In what you don’t see, I understand
But the picture is so much bigger
Than what we could even imagine
It’s hard to feel better
When the weight of the world make you feel sadder
Put your faith into action
Heads up and eyes open
[Outro: Talib Kweli & Yummy Bingham]
Take it to the top, take it to the top
Take it to the top, take it to the top
Take it to the top, take it to the top [Intro: Talib Kweli]
Take it to the top
Yea, that’s where we at with it
Take it to the top
Just cause you are a character
Don’t mean you have character
We taking stock right now
You ready? Let’s go
[Verse 1: Talib Kweli]
A wise man know what he know and what he doesn’t
If he’s not really sure what he’s saying, he don’t discuss it
A righteous man walks the earth without judgment
And loves his enemies enough to deliver justice
A pious man relies on religion for his direction
At times he introspective, but his bible he’ll never question
A dying man will make a confession, try to get into heaven
Thinking his lifestyle is blocking his blessing
A violent man will stock up on weapons and go to war for his
Get post-traumatic stress disorder, become an officer
A man of peace uses his words in different mediums
He’ll bleed for his beliefs practicing civil disobedience
An honest man knows only lies are scared of the truth
His word is his bond, but his action’s always to prove
A faithful man never need evidence to believe
But still he gotta work for the blessings that he receives
Let’s go

[Chorus: Yummy Bingham]
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
In what you don’t see, I understand
But the picture is so much bigger
Than what we could even imagine
It’s hard to feel better
When the weight of the world make you feel sadder
Put your faith into action
Heads up and eyes open
[Verse 2: Rick Ross]
Top tier niggas blossomed in the basement
All the nights that we were lacking those refreshments
Rain down, thunder storm with the flows
Articulate with the bounce, now I’m back like I’m Derrick Rose
Once the one on the bench with the snotty nose
Never [?] would hold me when I was cold
Communion Sunday, my twenties, went in the [?]
Forgive me lord for them bitches the night before
[?] and these Bentleys I can’t afford
Gotta be the example for children to do their chores
Blowing weed smoke on the cover of The Source
Rolling Stones [?] was the boss
Fallen soldier on his own so we march
Roll up a bag of that weed, therefore I spark
Recite the Quran, I’m in the dark
Devil knocking on my door, he like a narc

[Chorus: Yummy Bingham]
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
In what you don’t see, I understand
But the picture is so much bigger
Than what we could even imagine
It’s hard to feel better
When the weight of the world make you feel sadder
Put your faith into action
Heads up and eyes open
[Verse 3: Talib Kweli]
No excuses, if I start it then I’ll see it through
God is what I see in you, so you might as well believe in you
Think what you see on TV’s true?

Linkin Park – One More Light (Lyric Video)

Should’ve stayed, were there signs, I ignored? We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
There are things that we can have, but can’t keep
If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do
Who cares if one more light goes out? In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out? If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out? If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out? In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out? Well I do
The reminders pull the floor from your feet
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need oh
And you’re angry, and you should be, it’s not fair
Just ’cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it, isn’t there
If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out? If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out? In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out? Well I do
Well I do Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?

Half man half shark – King Krule lyrics

You were so fine the moonlight, head aligned with your eyes in my sight
Caught everything versuri-lyrics.info
Simple soft thoughts, simples soft thoughts become menacing
Twisted raw adrenaline
Racing through my bones, racing through my body. Brother, brother
I’ve only got two fighting hands
Brother, brother
Make it hard for us to understand
Brother, brother
I’ve only got two fighting hands
Brother, brother
They make it hard for us to get together in this land. And if you don’t know and if you don’t care, don’t try to hide it
You’re not even there
And if you don’t know and if you don’t care, don’t try to fight it
You’re not even aware
And if you don’t know and if you don’t care, don’t try to fight it
You’re not even there
And if you don’t know and if you don’t care, don’t try to fight it
You’re not even there. See world you’ll never know
At least when you look to the stars they still glow
Well not for me though
Body and head are empty, even when we’re toe to toe
Well I suppose, I’ll forever be the only one who knows
Aspirations ingrown, I’ll forever be alone. (x16) (half man half shark)
Half man with the body of a shark, man you know they left me in the dark for days
Ah man if you try and it works well maybe it can stay
It was a corrosive touch, I just lost too much in my soul
Perhaps the emotive rush turned my brain to mush
I’ll never know. Lyrics King Krule – Half man half shark
Half man with the body of a shark. I’ll never know
Ah man if you try and it works well maybe it could stay
It’s the evoke of trust holding this frame of rust, I had to let go
To let this place combust you must refrain from lust
Dismantle the throne. Half man with the body of a shark
Half man with the body of a shark
Half man with the body of a shark
Don’t try to hide it
Half man with the body of a shark. They just don’t careee.(half man half shark)
King Krule lyrics
Video shark See world you’ll never know
At least when you look to the stars they still glow
Well not for me though
Body and head are empty, even when we’re toe to toe
Well I suppose, I’ll forever be the only one who knows
Aspirations ingrown, I’ll forever be alone. You were so fine the moonlight, head aligned with your eyes in my sight
Caught everything
Simple soft thoughts, simples soft thoughts become menacing
Twisted raw adrenaline
Racing through my bones, racing through my body.

KEHLANI – Honey lyrics

Is it love? I go out to the bar, f*ck hangin’ with the stars
Don’t even have a car, but you would wait for me
[Refrain]
All, all, all, all the pretty girls in the world
All the pretty girls in the world
But I’m in this space with you
Colored out the line
I came to find, my fire was fate with you
My heartache would stay with you
Escape with you
[Chorus]
I like my girls just like I like my honey; sweet
A little selfish, huh
I like my women like I like my money; green
A little jealous
Oh, I’m a beautiful wreck
A colorful mess, but I’m funny
Oh, I’m a heartbreak vet
With a stone-cold neck, I’m so charming, oh, oh
[Bridge]
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
Do-do-do do-do
Do-do-do do-do
Do-do-do do-do
Da-da-da da-da
Do-do-do do-do
[Outro]
Is it love all we need? I like my girls just like I like my honey; sweet
A little selfish
I like my women like I like my money; green
A little jealous
‘Cause I’m a beautiful wreck
A colorful mess, but I’m funny
Oh, I’m a heartbreak vet
With a stone-cold neck, yeah, I’m charming
[Refrain]
All the pretty girls in the world
But I’m in this space with you
Colored out the line
I came to find, my fire was fate with you
Heartache would stay with you
Fly great escapes with you
[Verse]
I countdown to the clock, saw you awake
Don’t walk away, or would you wait for me? Is it love? Do-do-do do-do
Love, do-do-do do-do Do-do-do do-do
To be the same prophesy? Do-do-do do-do
Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti, is it love?

TOM PETTY – Free Fallin’ lyrics

free fallin’ She’s a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She’s a good girl, crazy ’bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too
It’s a long day, livin’ in Reseda
There’s a freeway, runnin’ through the yard
And I’m a bad boy, cause I don’t even miss her
I’m a bad boy for breakin’ her heart
[Chorus]
And I’m free, free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
Yeah I’m free, free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
[Verse 2]
All the vampires, walkin’ through the valley
Move west down Ventura Blvd
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
And the good girls are home with broken hearts
[Chorus]
And I’m free, I’m free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
Yeah I’m free, free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
[Verse 3]
I wanna glide down over Mulholland
I wanna write her name in the sky
I’m gonna free fall out into nothin’
Gonna leave this world for awhile
[Chorus]
And I’m free, free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
Yeah I’m free, free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
And I’m free, free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
Oh! Free fallin’
(Free fallin’, I’m-a free fallin’)
And I’m free, oh!

Autistic champion athlete runs 4,000km across Australia

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Dane Waites was surrounded by a throng of local supporters and media shortly after crossing the finish line (ABC South East NSW: Bianca Gurra)
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Running from one side of Australia to the other is a feat most of us would never even dream of attempting, but Dane Waites has done just that.Mr Waites is an elite athlete who was born with autism spectrum disorder, and developed a passion for running as young child.As is the case with many people living with autism, Mr Waites has also battled with depression throughout his life.Setting off from Perth in WA back in June, Mr Waites has run across four states, completing the equivalent of a marathon per day, six days a week, until he reached his home town of Pambula on the New South Wales far south coast.It is a feat he has spent the last 14 years training for — what is now known as “Dane’s Dream” began shortly after winning bronze in the 2003 Special Olympics. External Link:

Dane running with his convoy along the final stretch
“We met so many people that would come up and say ‘we have a member of our family who’s on the autism spectrum, or who has a mental health condition,”’ she said.”To begin with, we were saying one-in-three people — by the end of the journey, it was a one-in-one, or one-in-two.”Dane met the most amazing people [on his run].”And what’s next for Dane? It looks like he is not slowing down.His support team says he will be settling back in to life at home, which includes return to running along the south east’s picturesque beaches. (ABC South East NSW: Bianca Gurra)
More than one hundred supporters greeted Mr Waites and his mother Junee Waites on his return, before witnessing tens of thousands of dollars in donations being handed over to charities supporting autism and mental health.But first on Mr Waites’ list of thanks was his mum.”I’d just like to say thank you mum for your support. Thank you for sharing my dream.”Gruelling run all in a day’s work for Dane”My favourite part of the whole of the journey across of Australia was the Nullarbor highway.”

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Dane Waites has run more than 4,000 kilometres from Perth to Pambula (Supplied: Perth2Pambula)
“It was a 90-mile long highway and it had straight lines, and I never stopped running, I just kept going.”Ms Waites said there were many highlights along the way, including the friendly toots from countless truck drivers, who recognised Dane’s unique running style.”After a little while they referred to him as Forrest [Gump], but he became their Forrest,” she said.”They were talking about ‘have you seen our Forrest today’?”Mr Waites’ support team say he hasn’t been deterred by the long distances, and now he’s finished his run across Australia he will continue to run six days per week – taking Fridays off to go dancing.Run serves as inspiration for those with autism, mental health issuesAside from his success with running, Dane has also competed and won medals in powerlifting and tenpin bowling.Ms Waites said Dane had inspired everyone he met along the way — proving it is possible to live a normal life and achieve amazing things while living with autism and depression. You have done everything to get me there, from Perth to Pambula,” he said.”Thank you for everyone for being here and thank you for supporting me. Video: Dane Waites before he embarked on his 4.000km run

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Dane is well known around the South East for his unique running style.

Mitchell Shire buys books for people with dyslexia

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A new book with ‘dyslexie’ font, bought by the Mitchell Shire Council.

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“It took a long time, and I worked very hard, and a year ago, I finally read my first book out of pleasure.”When Walter was younger, it was obvious he was struggling to read and write — especially when he was stacked against his twin brother and classmates.According to his diagnosis report, that Mr Smithers received when he was in primary school, reading and comprehension took five times the normal cognitive effort of an average person of the same age.He said the diagnosis, severe dyslexia, was liberating.”It meant people couldn’t just think ‘oh you’re dumb’ — which is great, because it’s hard not to feel dumb when you’re young. “Many intelligent people can struggle to learn to read and write. Photo:
For some people with dyslexia, the white space between words and sentences create distracting ‘rivers’. People with the hereditary neurobiological condition struggle with aspects of reading, spelling and writing because of differences in the way the brain processes information.”It can go undiagnosed for many years, depending on how well someone hides their difficulties,” Ms Maslin said.”‘Many people can hide it, because it becomes quite a shameful thing. In what is being heralded an Australian first, Mitchell Shire Council has invested $5,000 towards books for people with dyslexiaThe council bought the books, printed using a specially designed font called ‘dyslexie’, in response to community feedback.’Dyslexie’ font, designed by graphic designer Christian Boer (who also has dyslexia), gives every letter its own unique form and puts extra spacing between letters and words.The books will be available at public libraries throughout the Mitchell Shire from October. For others, the white space between words and sentences created distracting ‘rivers’.But despite the difficulties faced by people with dyslexia, research shows they often develop greater strengths in problem solving, creativity, and innovation. Council said it would consider purchasing more books in the future.”I think anything to make life easier with people with conditions like this is wonderful,” Mitchell Shire mayor Rhonda Sanderson said.”We have got a range of books for adults and children, because dyslexia affects both adults and children,” she said.Dyslexia diagnosis liberatingThe council investment in books for people with dyslexia will also be an investment in people like Walter Smithers.Mr Smithers did not read a book until he was 17.He had collected books throughout his childhood, but always relied on others to read the stories to him.”I was always passionate about stories, but I reached the point where I thought I’d probably never read books for my own enjoyment. (Supplied: Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre)
For someone like Walter Smithers, the Mitchell Shire Council’s investment is encouraging.He said it would make people talk more about the dyslexia — raising awareness and normalising the condition.”People with dyslexia have lots to offer,” Mr Smithers said.”I definitely think it’s worth putting money and time into changing the system.” Stephen Spielberg wasn’t diagnosed until he was 60 years of age.”And, because dyslexia occurs on a continuum, it presents differently in everyone.Mr Smithers said words were like codes that needed deciphering. “It’s very cognitively draining, so just for a small bit of writing, I get quite tired,” he said.Condition is different in everyoneBut, regardless of a diagnosis, the condition is still misunderstood.Julie Maslin of the Australian Dyslexia Association said it was common for people to think the condition is an excuse for laziness or unintelligence.”It couldn’t be further from the truth. But, people still don’t think dyslexia exists, Ms Maslin said.Roughly 10 per cent of Australians have dyslexia, according to the Australian Dyslexia Association.
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October 04, 2017 09:58:48

Emoji boards in hospital nurture patients and understanding

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“It makes it so they know how I’m feeling today and if I’m not feeling well so I don’t have to actually tell them,” 12-year-old Sophie said.”I mostly use emojis when I’m texting my friends.”I put the sleeping emoji for today because that’s all I want to do.”Enhancing conversationsThe emoji board concept was a collaborative project spearheaded by clinical nurse educator Maria Brien and a group of regular patients at the hospital. Photo:
Ms Brien says the boards have changed how nurses interact with young people. When you are feeling sick but have no idea how to explain it in words, sometimes an emoji is all you need to get the message across.And that’s the tool patients at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick are using to communicate to nurses and other medical staff every day.In August the hospital installed emoji boards behind every bed in the adolescent ward so patients could add different graphical stickers to show how they were feeling.There are the usual emojis frequently found on smartphones for emotions such as happy, sad, teary or angry, but also some specially designed graphics like wheelchairs and crutches.The new tool has been welcomed by the young patients. and once we started designing these emojis and giving them a choice they ran with it,” Ms Brien said.”We communicate with our patients on a deeper level now which to some generations sounds a bit silly because it’s a cartoon picture, but it really prompts a conversation about how the patients are feeling.”If I asked a 14-year-old, ‘How are you today’, 99 per cent of the time I’ll get, ‘Good’. Photo:
Hospital staff collaborated with patients to design the emojis and communication board. But now we can say, ‘It looks like you’re feeling a little bit angry, is there something I can help you with that?'”

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Standard emojis and specially designed medical-related graphics are used. (ABC Radio Sydney: Amanda Hoh)
A graphic design team was commissioned to draw specific emojis which medical staff requested to help them care for their patients.Emojis showing how a patient takes their medicine, for example, now reduces the time nurses had previously spent preparing treatments and asking the same questions each shift.”I don’t think it has cut out any verbal dialogue, if anything it has enhanced the conversations we’ve had; it has enhanced our relationship with our patients,” Ms Brien said.”We have a group of younger, more junior nurses that some of the topics that come up can be quite uncomfortable to talk about with an adolescent patient, but this is a prompt and a tool that we can refer to rather than bring it up cold.” (ABC Radio Sydney: Amanda Hoh)
She said the medical team generally found the adolescent population “hard to engage and communicate with” and so they approached the patients to help them design a better way to kickstart conversations.The hospital initially wanted to get the teens involved in designing a general communication board when one person suggested incorporating emojis.”It’s how we communicate these days …