8 Moments To Care About From The 69th Emmys

By Bri Kane  In TV  On Sep 18, 2017

The 69th Annual Emmys was last night, and we all know you watched the red carpet but then just checked Twitter for news – the Oscars were dramatic enough, we’re all still a little scarred. In case you live under a rock and haven’t heard the news: the Emmys went pretty well, and considering we’re living in practically apocalyptic times, it was a nice reality break. Celebrities even honored the Dream Act by wearing blue ribbons. Also, from now on we’ll all be referring to RuPaul as Emmy. Here are some other moments you… Read more

Amber Tamblyn Says, "I'm Done With Not Being Believed"

By Amanda Brohman  In Feminism  On Sep 18, 2017

“What’s the point, if you won’t be believed?” actress Amber Tamblyn wrote in an op-ed published in the New York Times on Saturday. In it, she talks about the sexism she’s faced as a young woman in Hollywood, which (not surprisingly) is mirroring the sexism any girl or woman is faced with in any part of society — yes, even still, in 2017. After all, what comes out of Hollywood is mostly a reflection of what comes out of the world at the moment, and, as is being made more than visible by Tamblyn, we sadly still live in a… Read more
Gabrielle Kwarteng is an award-winning DJ based here in Brooklyn, NY. Soul, funk, and disco are her areas of expertise and she seriously knows how to make you forget about your troubles and transport you to a nightclub in the '70s. I was lucky enough to ask her a few questions about her musical background and experiences breaking into the DJ scene. Gabrielle, you’ve been DJing professionally all over NYC for a few years now. First off, how did you first get into records? Admittedly, I didn’t begin DJing with vinyl. I… Read more

Reflecting On Princess Diana, The Disrupter

By Juliana James  In Movies  On Sep 18, 2017

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and we have been blessed with not one but FIVE original documentaries about her life and death. If you know who Princess Diana is, then you probably know that she and the media were frenemies of the worst kind. This complicated relationship put me in a pickle. Would watching these documentaries make me complicit in her exploitation? Probably. Would she have wanted this media blitz on the anniversary of her death? I don’t know, but it seems… Read more
Marsha P Johnson was a fucking badass. A badass with a big heart, a creative sense of style, and a fearless attitude. She was a veteran of the Stonewall riots in the late '60s, she campaigned for Queer rights, and she set up a charity to help disadvantaged Queer youth. The influence Marsha and other Trans women of colour had on bringing Queer rights into the mainstream, as well as the creation of Pride, protests, and change in laws is often ignored or whitewashed by mainstream culture. Marsha never missed a protest… Read more

How Much Do You Know About Shirley MacLaine?

By BUST Magazine  In Movies  On Sep 18, 2017

Shirley MacLaine Has Still Got Game! A legendary actor, singer, dancer, activist, author, and spiritual seeker, Shirley MacLaine has spent the last 60 years in the spotlight. Think you know what makes this 83-year-old dynamo go, go, go? Then take the quiz! 1. Born on April 24, 1934, in Richmond, VA, Shirley was named after what performer? a. Shirley Templeb. Shirley Basseyc. Shirley Hemphilld. Shirley Jones 2. The oldest of two kids, Shirley’s younger brother is also a star. Name him. a. Willie Nelsonb. Jack… Read more

BUST's "Poptarts" Podcast Zooms In On Self-Help Celebs

By Emily Rems  In Books  On Sep 15, 2017

Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience. In the latest episode, Callie and Emily are joined by the hilarious hosts of the… Read more
Raquel Reed Are you ready?! The NY Burlesque Fest will be celebrating 15 years of glitter and glamour in Gotham from September 21-24, and we have two free tickets to give away! Share/comment on this link, and you will be entered into our random drawing for free passes. Portia Control This annual festival has been showcasing sold-out performances by big-name acts since 2003, with Potani Productions and Thirsty Girl Productions combining their burlesque expertise to create an unforgettable event. Potani Productions is… Read more

The Mudd Club Comes To Life In A Fascinating Tell-All Memoir

By Michael Levine  In Books  On Sep 15, 2017

Back in the late 1970s, New York City was still an affordable, gritty, and edgy place to live — very different from the shopping mall New York has morphed into. Influenced by the prevailing Warholian concept of High Art meets Low Trash, The Mudd Club was the happening place to dance and hang out. Artists, writers, musicians, actors, performance artists, and scensters of all persuasions created a mix that has been emulated by downtown denizens to this day. It was the anti-Studio 54, but had an even stricter door policy.… Read more
On Thursday, while on a tour promoting her new book What Happened, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped by ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’. In a break from discussing the 2016 campaign and election, Clinton mentioned President Trump’s latest actions and gave some advice to the President. In a conversation about the North Korean threat, Clinton opined that Trump is being played by Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator. She explained, “This missile test [...] is sending a message from Kim Jong Un that he is not… Read more

Count Down to The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire!

By Janeth Ann Gonda  In DIY  On Sep 15, 2017

Join us Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 201710:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.New York Hall of Science @ Old World's Fair Grounds47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368 The 8th annual BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is right around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited. Known as the "greatest show-and-tell on Earth," World Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that attracts over 95,000 visitors annually, bringing together educators, hobbyists, engineers, tech enthusiasts, crafters, artists,… Read more
Until recently, Chile was one of the toughest countries in the world to get an abortion. Along with El Salvador, Malta, the Vatican, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, Chile's laws stated that women were not able to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy for any reason. However, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has been at the forefront of a campaign to decriminalize therapeutic abortion (abortion after diagnosed medical necessity), and after two and a half years of discussion and debate, she enacted a law on… Read more
It appears that the White House has failed at keeping Donald Trump abreast of all the current and necessary issues. It was not until this morning that he finally and officially responded to SportsCenter’s Jemele Hill’s initial tweets from five days prior. He tweeted, “ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!” Back on Monday night (Sept. 11), what started out as a criticism of some Facebook comments Kid Rock (yeah, girl, I… Read more
Recently, the effort to bring diversity to the runway in high fashion has been increasing. While there is still a long ways to go, designer Eckhaus Latta made strides this week by having 8-months-pregnant model, Maia Ruth Lee, rock a high fashion “cut out” dress on the runway. While there have been a few pregnant models on the runway before, this look truly showcased Lee’s baby bump. This fabulous dress style was not necessarily intended, which may be the best part. When Lee attended her NYFW fitting, she noticed the… Read more
I had a fraught relationship with feminism growing up as a young adult in the early 2000s. Although I was drawn to many of feminism’s tenets, I felt disconnected deeply from its general view on sex and pornography. Unlike many of my fellow teenage feminists, I trusted (and still do) that women can make the active choice to enjoy and engage in sex work, whether that’s watching pornography or acting as a dominatrix. I thought (and still do) that we have the power to turn a historically patriarchal and misogynist adult… Read more

10 New Albums To Make The Soundtrack To Your September: Playlist

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Sep 15, 2017

Here at BUST, we bring you music reviews every issue. Peep the most recent releases from our August/September 2017 issue right here, featuring new music from L.A. Witch, Zola Jesus, Domino Kirke and more. Plus, scroll down to find our Spotify playlist, and check out the rest of our August/September issue album reviews right here. ZOLA JESUSOkovi(Sacred Bones Records)Okovi means “shackles” in Slovak, and the latest album from electronic phenom Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova), is a wild, spiritual reckoning with all… Read more
Feminism is changing. With the rise of social media, feminist discourse moves at breakneck pace, broadening the movement and embracing new quesitons and criticisms. And yet, the essential preoccupations of women fighting for equality remain the same: reproductive rights, economic freedom, education, and personal safety, to name just a few. From searing critiques of power and wealth, to in-depth investigations of race, gender, and class, these books offer new perspectives on gender in the twenty-first century. How All… Read more

This Artist Turns Weird State Laws Into Mind-Boggling Photos

By Molly McLaughlin  In Arts  On Sep 15, 2017

Did you know that in Delaware it is illegal to consume perfume? Well, that’s what people say anyway. New York-based photographer Olivia Locher’s book I Fought The Law is not concerned with technicalites. In fact, quite the opposite. She has selected her “fifty favourite alleged state laws” and photographed them in her trademark colourful, intriguing, pop-art style. Some of the laws are true, some were true once and some have been passed along as fact so many times they might as well be. Locher is a young photographer… Read more
Jane Austen is gracing the £10 in UK today – Mr. Darcy can just GTFO. BBC reports today that Austen will be replacing Charles Darwin and will be the exclusively accepted £10 by Spring 2018. Austen was born July 18, 1775 and it only took about 200 years for the UK to put her face on currency! Earlier this year, on the anniversary of her birth, it was announced she will adorn the newest £10 to huge support and excitement from various feminist/Austen-ist organizations. Austen is considered a proto-feminist author, most… Read more

These Feminist Embroidery Artists Are Breaking Boundaries

By Bri Kane  In Arts  On Sep 14, 2017

Point Green is a big, hip and irresistibly cool art gallery tucked away on Java St. in Brooklyn, NY – their newest exhibition, She Saw the World Brighten and Catch Fire, will feature seven artists who experiment with Ray Bradbury’s short story "Embroidery" and, well, embroidery. The short story by Bradbury focuses on the destructive power of men compared to the creative powers of women, seen through the lens of women sitting in a sewing circle waiting for what turns out to be the end of the world — and it is not… Read more

Week of Women: September 15-21, 2017

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Sep 14, 2017

Our weekly roundup of women-centered pop culture is back! Scroll down to read about 10 movies, albums, TV shows, and books coming out this week. As a reminder, we haven’t seen, read, or listened to all of these ourselves, so if they're bad, don't blame us! But if we have reviewed them, we’ll include a link to the review, or refer to it if it’s in print. This week’s highlights include the Emmys; JLaw's latest movie, mother!; and new books by Toni Morrison and Ellen Pao. MOVIES mother! Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem… Read more

11 Unique Gifts You'll Just Want To Keep For Yourself

By Zeynep Kilik  In Style  On Sep 14, 2017

1.Beetle Wing Earrings (M) by Tavia Sanza, $32.00 Made out of real beetle wings (you read that right!), these tiny statement pieces will catch every passerby's attention. Tavia Sanza has been part of the Craftacular fam for a long time. Her Brooklyn-based designs are truly one-of-a-kind, from rings to crowns; her handmade jewelry is made out of free-form wire wrapping, so each individual piece is unique. In addition to this, you can design your own custom-made statement piece. You can sign up for her classes at… Read more

5 Things All Solo Female Travelers Should Know

By Molly McLaughlin  In Books  On Sep 14, 2017

Traveling is an experience that should be open to everyone, but often women are told that it is “too dangerous” for us to go into the world alone. (Which is ironic, because walking the streets in our own cities is also dangerous when it comes to sexual harassment and assault, as is literally staying inside our homes.) And that's not even taking into account the additional obstacles women of color and minorites can face while traveling. Depite this, women are increasingly embarking on their own adventures. Blogger and… Read more
It’s not every day you get a post-reality generation device delivered to your home. It’s even rarer to find a list of product features included with the device (everyone knows that most post-reality generation devices come without any owner’s manual other than a sheet of paper that reads “Use At Your Own Risk”). Product features, according to Topside Press, vendors of this device, include “Twenty-Five (25) Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories,” and “430+ Pages of Fresh Work from Trans Writers.”That’s right, these… Read more

Designer Norma Kamali On 50 Years Of Fashion: BUST Interview

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Sep 14, 2017

She’s Got The Look Fashion legend Norma Kamali has been making stars, scenesters, and streetwise city girls look the part for 50 years. Here, the ultimate trendsetter opens up about a life spent ahead of every curve. By Leah Singer // Portrait by Nadya WasylkoMention the name Norma Kamali in certain fashion-forward circles and everyone will start telling you about the first piece of clothing they ever bought from her namesake label. For 50 years, Kamali has been defining style and doing it all on her own terms. Born in… Read more

"Broad City" Recap: Season 4, Episode 1 — "Sliding Doors"

By Danielle Corcione and Lindsay Patton-Carson  In TV  On Sep 14, 2017

The Broad City season 3 finale, “Jews on a Plane,” left us with Abbi and Ilana being tackled to the ground and accused of terrorism on an Israel-bound plane. In reality, Abbi unexpectedly got her period and Ilana attempted to discreetly crowdsource for a light-flow tampon. (Now we know who uses those.) But in season 4, we have no idea if they’re alive. If they got deported back to the United States. If their bags got lost. Or if they're enjoying their Birthmark trip. That’s because the premiere episode, “Sliding… Read more
Jessi Zazu, singer, guitarist, and co-founder of the band Those Darlins, passed away Tuesday at age 28. Zazu succumbed to cervical cancer. Zazu entered the Nashville music scene as a teenager and formed Those Darlins in 2008. Those Darlins produced three albums during their time together and gained a local fan base that spread across the U.S. as the group began touring. The band's music captured a blend of country, punk, and rock. “She maintained a sense of humor and a commanding presence up until and through her final… Read more
On Saturday, actor Amber Tamblyn found herself embroiled in a Twitter saga that soon grew to be about something much more significant than a tweet. It all started with a retweet from 70-year-old director James Wood, in which he criticized the upcoming movie ‘Call Me By Your Name’ that will tell the story of a gay relationship between a 24-year-old and a 17-year-old. Armie Hammer, who stars in the film, hit back, asking “Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?" Tamblyn tweeted in support: ”James Woods tried… Read more
Grab a ball gown and head down to the Edison Ballroom for a night filled with all your feminist fantasies come true – that’s right, it’s the Feminist Press Feminist Power Awards. In case you live under a rock, the Feminist Press is a “nonprofit organization founded to advance women’s rights and amplify feminist perspectives” that has over 40 years experience in the industry. The Feminist Press has played a growing part in the feminist movement for quite some time; some past honorees include: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jane… Read more
The Room is perhaps the most lovable terrible movie of all time. Even if you haven’t seen the film, chances are you’ve at least seen some clips of some of the most quotable scenes: “I did not hit her. I did not. Oh, hi Mark”; “Oh hi Johnny, I didn’t know it was you”; “You are tearing me apart, Lisa!” While the film is something to behold, the star, screenwriter and director of the movie, Tommy Wiseau, is a mystifying character himself. In his latest film, The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms into Wiseau,… Read more
Good news! Patty Jenkins will return to direct (and co-write and produce) Wonder Woman 2, and on top of that, she's making bank! Variety reveals: While an exact number could not be unveiled, sources say the number is in the $8 million dollar range to write, direct and produce making her the highest paid female director of all time. A substantial backend of box office grosses is also included in the contract. The Hollywood Reporter adds: Jenkins will receive directing and writing fees in the high seven figures (think… Read more
Your favorite TV star Issa Rae has some big news: She's the new face of CoverGirl! The Insecure creator and star has had an incredible 2017, with a critically acclaimed second season and a third on its way. Plus, she looks incredible at every single red carpet event, and just in life, generally. Rae shared the news on Instagram, writing: I remember being an awkward black girl in high school, reading the pages of my favorite magazines, casually flipping through @COVERGIRL ads, singing their slogan in my head. Never EVER… Read more

How (And Why) To Host A Clothes Swap Party

By Molly McLaughlin  In Style  On Sep 13, 2017

The concept of a clothes swap party is pretty simple: You get together with your friends and trade clothes you don’t need or want for ones you do, refreshing your wardrobe for free and reducing the need to buy new outfits every season. But this idea is also a powerful way to fight fast fashion. Clothes swaps are a more environmentally sustainable solution to the constant pressure to get the latest look and can help spread the word about reducing out consumption. More than 15 million tons of used textile waste is… Read more
TONIGHT watch the Broad City season four premiere with PussyPower! The all-girl party crew PUSSYPOWER will be throwing the Yas Kweens Broad City Season 4 premiere party at Kinfolk 94 in Brooklyn. This is guaranteed to be a fun night, with surprise guests, DJs and dranks and activity stations. Did we mention free pizza? Spearheaded by DJ That's So Raben, PussyPower is a worldwide movement that aims to create parties that showcase female talent and are fun for everyone. Not only do the ladies behind this crew look to… Read more

How To Avoid SCANDAL When Shaking A Victorian Man's Hand

By Mimi Matthews  In Living  On Sep 13, 2017

“Among friends the shaking of the hand is the most genuine and cordial expression of good-will.” — The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Etiquette, 1877. When we think of nineteenth century greetings, many of us naturally picture bows, curtsies, and subtle inclinations of the head. But these were not the only types of gestures with which to greet one’s friends and acquaintances. Fans of Elizabeth Gaskell will know that, in some cases, a handshake was equally appropriate. In her 1855 novel North and South, John Thornton, a… Read more

9 Bicycle Accessories To Let You Ride In Style

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Sep 13, 2017

Riding Dirty Get Your Cycle On In Style This Summer By Stephanie J Stay safe out there with reflective buttons. REFLECTIVE BUTTON KIT (4-PACK), $10, RYDESAFE.COM Toot your own horn around town. SUNLITE BUGLE, $9.99, SWEETWATERBICYCLES.COM Protect your melon when you’re hitting the streets. WATERMELON HELMET, $69.99, NUTCASEHELMETS.COM Feel the wind in your hair but not in your face with a bandana. COTTON BANDANA, $48, CBANNINGACCESSORIES.ETSY.COM Get going on a Chicago-made bicycle. THE DAISY, $799,… Read more
It’s that time of the year again: New York Fashion Week. Meaning, celebrities and designers will congregate and watch models storm the runway in looks that my poor ass will never be able to afford. Nicki Minaj, never one to mince words, decided to use her platform and her privilege to combat cultural appropriation. This past Sunday, toward the end of her performance at Philipp Plein's NYFW show after-party, The Cut reports that Nicki thanked Plein for his work as well as supporting diversity through his label. She… Read more

New Science Shows High-Ranked Viking Warrior Was A Fierce Lady

By Lianna Remigio  In Feminism  On Sep 12, 2017

Last week, news broke about a grave marked “Bj 581” at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Birka, Sweden, that was long thought to be a high ranking Viking warrior amongst Nordic soldiers. Scientists discovered the warrior was, in fact, female! Through scientific discovery, more and more of pop culture’s fictional female warrior icons like Wonder Woman, Brienne of Tarth, Eowyn Of Rohan, and Mulan are becoming a reality. Éowyn of Rohan defeating the Witch King in Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King Thanks to DNA… Read more
BUST’s current cover gal, Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin, is continuing to speak out for immigrant rights — this time by producing a new TV series about undocumented immigrants. Titled Illegal, it’s an hourlong dramedy that will air on the CW. Illegal will tell the story of a teenager who was brought to the US as a child, and his family, writes Deadline. It's based on the real-life series of Jane the Virgin writer Rafael Agustin, who was born in Ecuador, grew up in American, and didn't learn he was undocumented… Read more
In 2016, Alisha Coleman, a 911 phone operator from Georgia who had been working at the Bobby Dodd Institute for nearly a decade, was fired for getting her period at work. Now she, with help from the ACLU, is suing the company for “unlawful work discrimination." “Firing a woman for getting her period at work is offensive and an insult to every woman in the workplace. A heavy period is something nearly all women will experience, especially as they approach menopause, and Alisha was shamed, demeaned and fired for it.… Read more
The past three weeks been difficult. The rise of white supremacy, the recent rescinding of DACA, and natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have made immigrant and Latinx populations the most vulnerable we have seen in recent history. US history, however, does have a time when the government created even worse atrocities on American soil. That time was World War II, when the United States interned between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry. It would be naive to think that a literal Wonder… Read more

Cult Party Is Brooklyn's Newest Girl Gang Get Away

By Janeth Ann Gonda  In Style  On Sep 12, 2017

Cult Party is Brooklyn's newest boutique and creative collective brought to you by a group of powerful female feminists. The boutique will feature a selection of amazing resident and guest vendors perfect for the witch goddess in us all. Cult Party has been quite busy these last few months hosting an array of events from full moon circles, pop-ups, premieres and more. The boutique is a result of Hissyfit owner Debbie Allen and her vision. Debbie and her team aim to create an affordable space for all makers, doers, and… Read more

17 Places To Go In Lisbon, Portugal: Travel Guide

By BUST Magazine  In General  On Sep 12, 2017

You Go, Girl: Lisbon, Portugal Good vibes abound in this coastal European town Written and photographed by Chelseas Fuss Affordability, sunshine, and a laid-back feel are just a few of the reasons folks flock to Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities. Portugal’s capital is also a melting pot of its past, influenced by transplants from Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé, Brazil, and Goa, who returned after the country’s dictatorship dissolved in 1974, creating an energy of newness combined with history. Lisbon is the… Read more
Having recently acquired a Los Angeles Public Library e-card, I immediately began watching not the Criterion Collection — with its plethora of film classics such as Rashomon, The 400 Blows, and other films I really should have seen by now — but the uneven but ultimately charming Almost Adults, a 2016 independent film funded through a Kickstarter campaign, released on VOD earlier this year, and currently on Netflix. Starring Elise Bauman (Carmilla) as Mackenzie, a recently out lesbian, and Natasha Negovanlis (also of… Read more
Witschy, an Etsy-type online marketplace for women selling and buying art, was founded by two female entrepreneurs in 2016 and has, since its launch, sold art to a total value of over $200 000. It’s a success story created by Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, two female artists and entrepreneurs. Oh, and did we mention “Keith”? This third — male — co-founder may only exist in our minds (and in investors’ inboxes) but he’s managed to get deals and star treatment that Gazin and Dwyer never got until he "came aboard." This… Read more

5 Cute Curl Products That Cost Less Than A Movie Ticket

By Lianna Remigio  In Style  On Sep 12, 2017

Congratulations! You’ve made “the big chop," decided to go “natural," or you’re just looking to bring new love to your curls. Well the first thing you’re going to notice is it ain’t cheap! Seriously. In the summer of 2015, I made the decision finally do the big chop and go natural after years of abusing my curls with hair dryers and flat irons. After my Deva cut, I was recommended to try some Devacurl products. I purchased large bottles of their shampoo cleanser and conditioner, a curl cream, some gel, and a spray to… Read more

These 10 RuPaul Quotes Will Inspire You to Live Boldly

By Kat Kothen-Hill  In TV  On Sep 12, 2017

No one can rock both a suit and a ballgown better than the iconic RuPaul. But one of her other many talents is dishing out absolutely pitch perfect life advice. As host of RuPaul's Drag Race, she has been a mentor for drag queens and idol for just about everyone. And for this, RuPaul won her second consecutive Emmy for hosting Drag Race! In honor of the Emmy win, here are ten inspiring and uplifting quotes from the queen of queens herself. “True wealth is having the knowledge to maneuver and navigate the mental… Read more
On Friday evening, Harper’s Bazaar hosted its annual ICONS party in celebration of New York Fashion Week and its "Icons"-themed September Issue. It was attended by a slew of fashion’s most well-known women — from Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Director Carine Roitfield, Iris Apfel and Cindy Crawford to icons-in-the-making Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham and Winnie Harlow. But what is a night honoring fashion, and the women in it, without the inevitable party-crashing by a straight, white man who isn’t a part of the industry, but… Read more

5 Charities To Donate To After Hurricane Irma

By Kat Kothen-Hill  In General  On Sep 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma, even though it was downgraded to a tropical storm, is still causing flooding in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and other southeastern states. But before Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the storm tore up Caribbean islands and caused a wake of destruction in many communities. Florida, the southeast, and the Caribbean islands need help with emergency relief and upcoming efforts to rebuild homes and infrastructure. Before you go full force with relief efforts, keep in mind the U.S. Center for International… Read more
New York Fashion Week is here, and the circus can just take a seat because I’d rather watch a runway than a dancing bear any day. Designers and retailers alike have begun to open their eyes to the outside world. Shocking as it may be, not everyone is white, under 20 years old, and thin! Here are some designers showing at this year’s New York Fashion Week to watch for feminist statements:1) Alice & Olivia Tuesday, September 12th 11-1pm Photo via Aliceandolivia.com This brand made waves with political t-shirts emblazoned… Read more