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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pretty busy getting through daily tasks while simultaneously trying to figure out how we’re going to get the lamp back from Jafar. Self-care is important these days, and so is sharing a laugh. Here are some jokes that made me laugh that I’d love to share with you. Anna Drezen recently joined the writing staff for a small show, not sure if you’ve heard of it, but it’s called Saturday Night Live! If you’re like me and have been thinking that SNL has started stepping up their game,… Read more

This Female Tattoo Artist Just Broke Major Gender Barriers

By Devon Preston  In Arts  On Dec 07, 2016

Tuesday night, tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey became the first woman in eight seasons to win the coveted title of Ink Master. Prior to this season of Ink Master, women had yet to dominate and time and time again, male artists ended up on top. However, Malarkey defied the odds by proving that gender has nothing to do with artistic talent and feminism can make a positive difference in a competitive setting. It is important to recognize that although Malarkey is an extremely talented artist as well as a fierce… Read more
So far Trump's cabinet picks have been a real who's who of the absolute worst kind of people in the country. And his most recent choice is no exception. Wednesday, Trump selected Scott Pruitt, a close friend of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Not only does Pruitt not believe in climate change (You know, that scientifically proven phenomenon), but for the past few years he has primarily worked to fight President Obama's climate change policies. As the attorney general of Oklahoma,… Read more
Ohio just took a terrifying step towards banning abortion. Last night, Ohio’s House and Senate passed a “heartbeat bill” that would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, six weeks after conception. This was added as a last-minute amendment to an unrelated child abuse bill and has no exceptions for rape or incest. Physicians who provide abortions after six weeks would face a year in prison. If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill into law, it will be the most extreme restriction on abortions in the… Read more

This Asian Girl’s Open Letter to Academia

By Wei Si Nicole Yiu  In Feminism  On Dec 07, 2016

The last week of school...Hopefully next week, there will be less academia. Hopefully two weeks later, there will be no academia. Geography.I am a Geographer, but I am also marked by Geography.I think this detest for Geography happened many years ago, from not being able to locate Hong Kong on a map. Or to have to explain to other human beings “what” Hong Kong is. But then, I became a geographer. I applied to this PhD program bright-eyed and hopeful of the radical potentials within the margins of geography, to really… Read more
Sick of listening to the same holiday songs, over and over again? Are you craving a holiday tune that you can deck the halls to and get down at the club to? Do you need an excuse to pop bottles and light up a blunt with your home girls after spending 24/7 with the fam? Then you should probably take a listen to “Lit (Like a Christmas Tree)” by Hand Job Academy and Basside. Straight from the ladies who rapped about periods, Tumblr bitches, and Lena Dunham, Hand Job Academy of Brooklyn has collaborated with Miami duo… Read more

'Divines' Lets Teenage Girls Be Flawed: BUST Review

By Deborah Krieger  In Movies  On Dec 07, 2016

Divines, the feature film debut by Houda Benyamina, is the kind of coming-of-age movie that could easily have been about two boys living in poverty who get mixed up in the drug trade, replete with a charismatic, mercurial drug dealer. Indeed, the way that the male characters in Divines are kept peripheral to the plot, in the secondary positions of love interest or co-antagonist, is reminiscent of how female characters often get treated in these kinds of boy-centric stories. But Divines, magnificently, doesn’t follow… Read more

11 Cat Related Gifts That Will Get You More Excited Than Catnip

By Kelly Walters  In Living  On Dec 07, 2016

If you've got a cat lover on your list this holiday season, you have to check out these feline-centric clothes, accessories, and household items. Each gift on this list is totally unique and available through Etsy or the artist's website. Or, you can buy your holiday gifts in person; You can find all these vendors (and more!), at the BUST Craftacular, December 10th and 11th. 1. LED tea light with holder from Fruit Fly and Mosquito 2. Cat coven pillow from Cat Coven 3. Cool Cat floral sweatshirt from Modern Girl Blitz… Read more

TIME’s Person Of The Year Is Donald Trump, And He's THRILLED

By Erika W. Smith  In Living  On Dec 07, 2016

TIME magazine has announced its person of the year, and that person is.... President-elect Donald Trump. Ugh. TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs announced Trump's cover on the Today show this morning. She said: “When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100-1 odds against him. I don't think we have ever seen one person operating in such an unconventional way… Read more

8 Gifts For Techies, Audiophiles, And Pokemon Trainers

By BUST Magazine  In Entertainment  On Dec 07, 2016

Whether you're giving a gift to a woman in tech, a girl who codes, or just a person who loves to play Pokemon Go (or all three, or yourself!), we've found 8 tech accessories that will bring you joy this holiday season. No Bluetooth sound system? No problem! Let them upgrade their ride with this simple device that plugs into a lighter socket, then lets them send their tunez straight from their smartphone to their car radio.FREQOUT PRO, $59.99, SCOSCHE.COM Pokémon trainers will go wild for this charger that will keep… Read more

Why Cats Are Responsible For All Of English Literature (Really!)

By Mimi Matthews  In Books  On Dec 07, 2016

“I knewe these things wil seem mervelous to many men, that Cats should understand and speak, have a governour among themselves, and be obedient to their Lawes...” (Beware the Cat by William Baldwin, 1570.) In the year 1553, during the reign of Edward VI, printer’s assistant William Baldwin penned the first English novel ever written: Beware the Cat. Before this time, all works of fiction in English of short-story length or longer were not original texts. They were translations or adaptations from other languages, such… Read more
Make your own powerful, girl power statement with a customized phone case and laptop sleeve from caseable. Include your favorite quote or feminist statement – or create your own empowering image that you can take with you wherever you go. In addition, you can explore their Artist Collection here. With a huge array of female artists, you are sure to find something you love – that will help support an artist! caseable is proud to offer a collection of designs by einhorn, a sustainable and fair-trade condom-producer.… Read more

11 Patches And Pins For Smashing The Patriarchy

By Rachel Withers  In Feminism  On Dec 06, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’m still wearing a broken “smashing ceilings” election pin that a friend found abandoned on the ground in the early hours of November 9th, which I forlornly attached to my coat. It’s probably about time for a new one. Fortunately there will be plenty of stylin’ patches and pins to offer at BUST’s 11th Annual Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 10th and 11th. The two-day event will be full of jewellery, art, t-shirts, stationery, food, music, and of course feminist memorabilia so you can… Read more

3 Amazing DJs You Need To Know About

By Patty Affriol  In Music  On Dec 06, 2016

The BUST Craftacular is returning for the 11th annual weekend of non-stop shopping and partying, featuring the hottest DJ's around. Don't miss the opportunity to see live music while shopping at Brooklyn's best indie vendors. It's going down at the Brooklyn Expo Center, where you'll be able to hear some of the best feminist anthems. Here are the must-see DJ's brought to you by the ladies of BUST. 1. Pussy Power 2. Michelle Willems 3. Ben Robey Find out more about the BUST Craftacular at Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble… Read more

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Struggle with Trauma

By Patty Affriol  In Living  On Dec 06, 2016

Lady Gaga did something incredibly brave yesterday to comfort LGBT homeless youth. The pop star revealed on the Today Show that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, nearly two years after she confessed about being raped at the tender age of 19. It takes a lot of courage to break the silence that is surrounded around mental illness, especially one that stems from trauma. Despite the fear of shame, Gaga revealed her deepest secret. “I suffer from a mental illness — I suffer from PTSD. I’ve never told anyone… Read more
On last night’s episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Bee again showed off her skills in unpacking an issue with clarity, attention-to-detail and searing wit, evocative of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight takedowns. Samantha Bee this week turned her attention to “The Big Lie” of widespread illegal voting, which the President-Elect’s fragile ego has continued to push, despite winning the election, to account for losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. As Bee points out, this “threat” of illegal aliens stealing… Read more

4 Ways You Can Help The Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

By Kelly Walters  In Living  On Dec 06, 2016

The death toll has risen to 36 at the Oakland warehouse-turned-art-space, Ghost Ship, in what was one of the deadliest building fires in the city's history. The fire broke out late Friday night and investigators are still sifting through the wreckage in the search of any more victims and, hopefully, answers as to how the fire started. Here's how you can help the victims of the Oakland fire, and the surrounding community: 1. The Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghost Ship Oakland Fire – This YouCaring.com fundraiser is… Read more
The Satanic Temple is stepping in to challenge the horrific anti-choice Texas law requiring burials or cremation for aborted fetuses. They say the new law violates one of the 7 tenets of The Satanic Temple: "one's body is inviolable, subject to one's own will alone." In a statement, the Satanic Temple says that “burial rites are a well-established component of religious practice” and therefore the law violates religious freedom under the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Reform Act. They write: “Clearly, the… Read more

An Open Letter To White Liberal Feminists After Donald Trump's Election

By LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant, PhD  In Feminism  On Dec 06, 2016

Dear White Liberal Feminists, After Donald J. Trump’s election to the highest and most powerful political office of the United States last week, many of you have approached me, and my black brothers and sisters especially, with tearful eyes and somber faces. In person, in private, in public, and in the digital sphere, you have bemoaned the state of this world and our political landscape. You have lamented the deep-seated divisiveness of this country. You have wept, you have hugged, and you have gingerly asked, “How are… Read more

7 Delightful Decor Gifts For Home Girls

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Dec 06, 2016

The holidays are coming up, and that means we're finding the best gifts for you to give your friends...or keep for yourself. In this roundup of home gifts, we have an adorable mushroom-adorned box of matches, a cute cat-shaped bird feeder, and sheets — embroidered in gold featuring the phases of the moon. This Indigo & Shibori kit provides everything DIY-decorators need to trick out their textiles in a safe and simple way.INDIGO & SHIBORI NATURAL DYE KIT, $42, GRAHAMKEEGAN.ETSY.COM A meticulously illustrated menagerie… Read more

How To Get Rid Of Donald Trump: An Action Plan In 3 Steps

By Greg Olear  In Living  On Dec 06, 2016

The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency could have devastating effects: on the economy, on civil rights, on the environment, on foreign relations, on — and this is not hyperbole, given his blase attitude towards nuclear missiles — life as we know it. We need him to not be president, period; or, if president, to remove him from office as soon as possible, whether through impeachment or resignation. That is the prime directive. Here’s how: I: Don’t feed the trolls — even the famous ones. Vice President-Elect and… Read more
Tired of boring, run-of-the-mill holiday cards? This Holiday season, give the special people in your life a rad, one-of-kind card to show them an extra bit of festive spirit. Consider doing your holiday shopping at BUST’s 11th Annual Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 10th and 11th. The two-day event is chock-filled with pins, jewelry, and home décor and is a perfect shopping spot to find presents for the babes in your life. Sign your gifts with some adorable, handmade cards that your loved ones are sure to remember.… Read more
On Sunday, we finally got a break from the dark news of 2016. Around midday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied The Energy Transfer Company the permit to drill under the Missouri River, effectively ensuring the pipeline will be rerouted away from the land belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It was a powerful and celebratory day for the Water Protectors and allies that have been standing ground in freezing North Dakota for months to protect the land, water, and sacred burial sites from The Dakota Access Pipeline… Read more
Last night, civil rights activist, former public relations director of American Atheists, and a proud transwoman, Danielle Muscato laid down the law for President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter. After the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Trump decided to express his disgust for Alec Baldwin’s parody of him over Twitter. On December 4th Trump tweeted, “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live — unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” which inspired… Read more
December 1st was the official day set aside to celebrate the tenacity of Rosa Parks, honorable mother of the Civil Rights movement. Behind her amiable image, you will find a staunch activist whose legacy continues to be a source of strength for many activists today.There is no better time to re-activate the activist messages learned from courageous African American women who transcended women's rights and transformed the world’s message. Women who put feet to fire for causes that emancipated more than just women, but… Read more

16 Gift Ideas for the Witchy Babes in Your Life

By Devon Preston  In Style  On Dec 05, 2016

For the besties in your life who live like it’s Halloween 365 days a year, consider doing your holiday shopping at BUST’s 11th Annual Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 10th and 11th. From pins to patches, jewelry to home decor, this two-day event will be your one stop shop for the witchy babes in your life. Here’s a sneak peek the must have occult finds from some of the vendors that are attending the BUST Craftacular — we’re certain that they will put a spell on you. 1. Thistle And Spire CONSTELLATION BODYSUIT from… Read more

8 Sassy Pieces of Jewelry For Your Bestie...Or Yourself

By Jen Pitt  In Style  On Dec 05, 2016

The season is upon us and instead of rummaging through your closet for that old scented candle (as parodied on this week's episode of SNL), why not join us at the BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 10th and 11th to get your hands on some local, artisanal jewelry. I for one am drooling over these: 1. Check out this sultry decolletage necklace by Carpenter Hill. 2. This embroidered pin-up necklace by BeeBeeBrooklyn. 3. A topical cuff by The Curated Gift Shop 4. A dramatic drip choker by I Still Love You NYC 5.… Read more
The 1972 drama Last Tango In Paris’ infamous rape scene was not consensual, director Bernardo Bertolucci admitted in a recently surfaced video from 2013. In the video, spotted by ELLE.com, Bertolucci admits that the infamous scene in which actress Maria Schneider’s character is raped with a stick of butter was not consensual. In the video, Bertolucci says that he and Marlon Brando, who was 48 while filming, came up with the idea for the scene and decided not to tell Schneider, who was 19. Bertolucci says he didn’t tell… Read more
On November 9, I went on my first Tinder date. We matched on the app a few days before the election and started texting. (His profile: 30, white man, maybe has a ponytail?, passionate about meditation). We shared anxieties about Trump and hopes for Hillary. I had been out knocking on doors for an LGBT advocacy group, and he was attending an election night Buddhist meditation. Beyond our politics, we shared experiences in theater, were both new to the city, and had an easy rapport. I was excited to meet him. On November… Read more
Feminist band Rosie & the Riveters are about so much more than flawless, wispy hair rolls, bright red lipstick and vintage 1940s dresses. “It’s also about the music and the humor and positivity and connecting with people. For us, that’s a really big thing. Connecting with the audience,” says Allyson Reigh, the last member to join the uplifting folk band in 2011. Reigh and bandmates Alexis Normand, Melissa Nygren and Farideh Olsen strive to be an example for women. Olsen thinks women who truly love and have fun with one… Read more
Feminist accessories are a must-have gift this holiday season, and you can find a huge range at our BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 10th and 11th. Check out 11 of our favorites from an amazing Craftacular vendor, Modern Girl Blitz. 1. My Cup of Tea Feminist Brooch / Pin. 2. Bad B Award Earrings 3. Red Middle Finger Button 4. Feminism Is Cool Necklace 5. Nasty Woman Award Button 6. Devil Grrrl Pocket Mirror 7. Grrrl Gang Iron-on Embroidered Patch 8. My Choice Cat Button 9. Dear Patriarchy Print 10. Feminist… Read more
Right around this time last year, porn star James Deen was accused of multiple reports of sexual assault, rape, and physical abuse by several well-known actors in the industry, including his former girlfriend Stoya and Teen Mom reality star, Farrah Abraham. While many brands, including Kink.com and The Frisky, made the decisions to cut ties with Deen at the end of 2015, his spokesperson Howard Bragman comments that “very little in James’ life has changed over the past year,” in an interview with the Daily Beast. And… Read more
Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, is scarily relevant these days. The novel follows Offred, a handmaid in a world in which women have no rights and are used solely for breeding, or in other words, Mike Pence’s vision for America. Even before the election, Atwood admitted in a Guardian interview that the world we are living in now is "close" to the fictional Republic of Gilead, comparing Trump’s campaign to the 17th-century witch hunts. It’s well-timed then, that Hulu’s adaptation of the novel… Read more

What It’s Really Like Having Trump Supporters for Parents

By Joanna C. Valente  In Feminism  On Dec 02, 2016

I didn’t live in a bubble. I’ve never really lived in a bubble. One of the things that constantly irks me, post-election, when I speak with friends (aka my white friends) is how they always seem to excuse themselves, as if living in their bubble has somehow excused their shock that Trump (aka Less Smart Voldemort) won, as if choosing love is what’s important (which is easy when all of your friends and family believe what you do). My parents — and most of my extended family — are conservative. They have historically… Read more

On Disney's 'Moana' And Climate Change

By Isabel S. Dieppa  In Movies  On Dec 02, 2016

A girl from a small island embarks on a voyage to find a demi-god, defeat a volcano monster, and save the world. That girl’s name is Moana, and she is a Disney heroine for the planet. Moana stands out from other Disney folktales and fairy tales for various reasons. Not only is she a person of color, Moana’s tale is based on real folk tales of the Pacific Islands. Unfortunately, those islands are now being swallowed by the ocean due to climate change. The story of Moana is based on real islands in the South Pacific. In… Read more
Whether your favorite foodie prefers to make sweet, savory, or alcoholic treats — or prefers to skip the "making" step and just eat them! — we've found TK of the season's best buys for the kitchen and the home bar, plus a few ready-made treats for the food-loving-but-cooking-challenged peeps out there. The Inspiralizer will let them turn zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and other veggies into spaghetti-like noodles.THE INSPIRALIZER, $49.95, INSPIRALIZED.COM Although it sports a sweet, vintage pattern, this pan is… Read more
The Walking Dead actress Alanna Masterson isn’t just great at killing zombies — she’s also an expert at murdering internet trolls.Masterson, who plays Tara Chambler on the show, posted a message on Instagram to the people who have criticized her body, something she says began when she gave birth to her daughter in November 2015. The message, posted alongside a photo of Masterson's daughter, reads: Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it's ok to comment on my weight: I hope that you don't… Read more
ALWAYS SHINEDirected by Sophia TakalOut December 2Rating: 3/5 Within the first 10 minutes of Always Shine, it’s clear that the film was directed by a woman. In the first scene, a beautiful, up-and-coming actress, Beth (Caitlin FitzGerald, Masters of Sex), auditions for a horror movie by taking her top off and saying the words, “I’ll do anything you want!” for some sleazy producers who inform her that the film requires “extensive nudity.” A few scenes later, Beth’s best friend Anna (Mackenzie Davis, Halt and Catch Fire)… Read more
Image via Tumblr/TheCriterionCollection Although women are not as recognized or celebrated in Hollywood as they should be, there are also directors around the world whose work is rarely shown and nearly forgotten. Larisa Shepitko, a Ukrainian-born filmmaker, is one of the many international directors who received critical acclaim during her lifetime but is not a name known to many today, even consummate film buffs. Shepitko was born in 1938 in Ukrainian territory controlled by the USSR. She attended the All-Union State… Read more
This week Texas approved a law that would require health care facilities to bury or cremate aborted fetal matter, as opposed to disposing of it as medical waste. Let's reiterate that to really emphasize the issue here: Texan women who want to get a safe and legal abortion will not only have to make the difficult decision to get the procedure done, but will have to face dramatic consequences to their tissue being removed, as it is essentially given a funeral. Before the law was passed, fetuses were considered tissue… Read more
In this winter of our discontent, an uncanny light shines from the warmer hemisphere. This Tuesday, the Brazilian Supreme Court decriminalized the use of abortion within the first trimester of pregnancy. Brazil has a strict ban on abortion except in cases of rape, anencephaly — when portions of the fetus’ brain are missing, or when the mother’s life is at risk. Though illegal, Galileu, a popular science magazine, estimates that about two thousand women get abortions everyday. More shocking is the statistic that between… Read more

Thousands Of Women Will Wear Pussy Hats To March Against Trump

By Emma Bredthauer  In Feminism  On Dec 01, 2016

Pussyhat Project artist @auroralady modeling her hat/snarling at the patriarchy Today in AWESOME: A coalition of L.A.-based knitters have launched an initiative called The Pussyhat Project with the goal of making 1.17 MILLION bright pink, cat-eared (“pussy”) hats to protest Trump’s inauguration! The hats will be given to women and allies to wear at the Women’s March on Washington, as well as to folks who can’t make it to D.C. on Inauguration Day who want to demonstrate solidarity. We're so happy to have the crochet… Read more
Mean Girls “We survived Ceausescu. We’ll survive this idiot, too.” My mother’s words sink in over the phone the morning after Trump is announced as president-elect. I feel bitterness, hope, anger, and resilience all at once. I want to believe that no single person can have that much influence on day-to-day life, on freedom. But the political is always personal. As a first-generation Romanian American, I’ve seen the consequences of red politics, communist and conservative, on women’s health and well-being. When Trump is… Read more

Put a Degree On It: 5 Careers To Fight A Trump Presidency

By Katie McBeth  In Living  On Dec 01, 2016

Scrubs Fellow disenfranchised readers: Are you at a loss on what to do after this whole Trump upset? If you’re anything like me, you’re not just burnt out on the constant flood of upsetting news since November 8th, but you’re also rearing to find a way to fight back. What if I told you there’s a way to do it and get paid?? BUST writer Patricia already covered a great list of ways to directly act out and protest Trump, but I would like to offer up some alternatives. These might be a bit more long-term — and some of them… Read more

The Julie Ruin at Irving Plaza, Two Days After the Election

By Marisa Crawford  In Music  On Dec 01, 2016

Photo by Shervin Lainez On Thursday, November 10th, two days after the election, I went to see former Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna’s newest band, The Julie Ruin, play at Irving Plaza in New York City. I had bought the tickets months in advance and planned to go with two friends who had both grown up listening to riot grrrl; I expected it to be fun and nostalgic. When I realized the show would be happening two days after the election, I thought it would be a sweetly celebratory experience to ring in the… Read more
Welcome to the newest edition of The Hotness, aka BUST"s Best Bets! We're listing 10 of the pop culture moments we're excited about for December 2016 and January 2017, including Hidden Figures, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, World Of Wakanda and The Trans List. Hidden FiguresAll eyes will be on Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe on January 13 when their hotly anticipated biopic Hidden Figures opens in theaters. Based on a true story, the film centers on a trio of brilliant African-American women… Read more
Trevor Noah earned his stripes Wednesday night, when he invited right-wing conservative Tomi Lahren onto The Daily Show and engaged her in a thoughtful interview on Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and immigration. As someone who is not known for his superior interviewing skills, the engaging debate is potentially Noah's best work on the show to date. Lahren hosts "Tomi," a political commentary on Glenn Beck's news network The Blaze, and is the so-called voice of millennial conservatives. You might remember her from… Read more
Earlier this week, a video speculating that Barron Trump has autism went viral on YouTube. Many people, including comedian and actor Rosie O’Donnell, have joined the conversation. I am by no means a fan of Donald Trump or his political agenda, but it is absolutely inappropriate to speculate about whether or not his 10-year-old child is on the autism spectrum. The YouTube video was made by James Hunter, who is autistic himself, and came from a place of empathy for Barron and a desire for public education about autism.… Read more

I Had A 'Gilmore Girls' Weekend With My Mom And It Was Fabulous

By Sidney Wollmuth  In TV  On Dec 01, 2016

When my mom recommended I try Gilmore Girls last year, I decided to give it a shot. Almost immediately, I fell in love with the witty banter, the corny theme song, the heaps and heaps of junk food, but most of all: the undeniable affection between Rory and Lorelai.It’s rare to see such a healthy relationship between a teenage daughter and her mother on TV. Most shows nowadays are revolved around teenagers sneaking around and lying to their parents, which makes for good entertainment, sure, but I can’t say I really… Read more

These Dolls With Natural Hair Are A Holiday Gift No-Brainer

By Kelly Walters  In Living  On Nov 30, 2016

This holiday season, instead of an American Girl doll, consider buying the young girls (and boys!) in your life a diverse doll created specifically to boost self-esteem. Dr. Lisa Williams created the Positively Perfect doll company to offer dolls that represented multicultural children like hers, and that reflected their beauty. Williams said that she launched the company to, "Encourage dreams, promote intelligence, challenge perceptions, and open [children's] hearts to all types of beauty." In order to reach a diverse… Read more