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Artist Amy Camber is graciously allowing us to share her comic, "How It Felt To Follow The Election As A Survivor Of Sexual Assault." We think it speaks for itself: More from BUST Trumped By An Illusion Of Acceptance 6 Things You Can Do To Keep Steve Bannon Out Of The White House The Girlcott: 13 Trump-Related Businesses You Should Stop Supporting    Amy Camber writes about everything from feminism and parenting to periodontal disease and professional sports. She's been publishing comics online since 2011 and her work has appeared in...
Meat Swimmer In a new feature, we're expanding our "Parting Glance" portrait from BUST magazine!  In our October/November issue, we feature the glorious painting "Meat Swimmer" (above) by Penelope Gazin as our "Parting Glance" (FYI, if you don't subscribe to BUST —  you should, and you can do it right here, right now — the "Parting Glance" is a full-page feature of a work of feminist art that appears in every other issue.) Penelope shared a few more of her paintings with us for you to gaze at online...

I can’t recall when the lump fully developed. It’s not visible in its shadow, but it follows me the way uncertainty follows a curious mind. In the United States, nearly 1 in 8 million women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. This year, 246,660 cases will be diagnosed in women, along with 61,000 new cases of women with carcinoma, the non-invasive form of breast cancer. My mother is one of 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Her sister, Amalia, conquered the same malicious...
Art has long been used as a means to express a culture's current political ideals—for example, most Americans are able to recognize the Barack Obama "Hope" poster that iconized Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency. This piece is iconic because it sparks an emotional response for change, progress, and invention, however, Obama is not the only candidate whose values have been captured by visual artists. Just yesterday, Polish-born fiber artist, Crocheted Olek, debuted her latest masterpiece—an enormous crochet billboard dedicated to Hillary Clinton and her...
Scroll through Hannah Hill's Instagram feed and you'll find body positivity and delightful embroideries galore. The 22-year-old London-based artist has been developing a following through her artwork over the years, but it was her feminist Arthur embroidery, inspired by the all-too-relatable Twitter meme, that took the Internet by storm. As a woman of colour, Hill has decided to use her new-found viral fame to talk about the issues that matter to her. Most recently, she's spoken about her struggles with mental illness and she uses her...
ELLEN GALLAGHER, installation view at La Triennale—Intense Proximité, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012 via gagosian.com Overcoming obstacles, redefining their fields, taking risks and creating spaces for others are what defines a trailblazer. Honoring women who make significant impact on the arts, culture and philanthropy, the Brooklyn Museum hosted Trailblazers: Women in Art. This year’s ceremony was a part of the 10-year anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art entitled A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a year-long celebration and...
Katrina del Mar, Suzy Hotrod in her living room, Brooklyn 2011, Chromogenic Print on metallic paper 50 x 70 in. Feminist photographer and artist Katrina del Mar will premiere a new solo exhibition next month. Titled “Feral Women,” the exhibition shows new and archival work in several different mediums — photo portraits, filmed portraits, black velvet paintings and drawings — that reveals Katrina’s obsession with “women expressing wildness, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle, is a manifestation of innate power. The high hard femme, the bad girl, the rocker,...
I don’t need to be the one to tell you that both the entertainment industry and the media are saturated with women being taken advantage of by men. From television shows like NBC’s Blindspot and Law and Order: SVU, to the real-life scandals surrounding Brock Turner, Bill Cosby, and even Donald Trump—the victimization of women creates both headlines and profits. However, Jill Greenberg, an award-winning photographer and artist, is taking a stand against what she calls “misogynist hate-porn” and plans to give women the representation that...
Planned Parenthood is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and people across the country are joining in to mark the milestone. For 100 years, the trusted healthcare provider has worked to promote “a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning,” with an estimated one in five American women receiving care from Planned Parenthood at least once in her life. To celebrate Planned Parenthood’s anniversary, Los Angeles-based art photographer Maggie West has...
  Khoudia Diop is a nineteen-year-old model working out of New York City and Paris who is revolutionizing what it means to look “high fashion.” Originally from Senegal (a country where between 52 and 67 percent of women use skin lightening products), Khoudia spent her childhood being bullied for her dark complexion. “I was picked on by other kids, when I was a bit younger because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she told The Huffington Post. “But this is something that is actually quite...