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Photographer Giselle Noelle Morgan's "Written On The Body" collection explores hysteria and chronic illness in women. Giselle's artist statement is below: In the protracted course of hysteria — a disease akin to the waste basket of medicine —there lives a vexing intersection between this medical marvel and masculine artists from the expressionist, dadaist, and surrealist movements who created a commodification out of this sexualized illness which continuously suppresses women and still stigmatizes female emotions.
I don't know her name. I probably never will. I know there are thousands of women who've had a similar experience as her. And she's inspired all of them. For the Stanford rape survivor, her influence has just turned a corner.  A new photo series has given victim-blaming a new light. Partnering with Current Solutions, a platform dedicated to spreading sexual assault awareness, photographer Yana Mazurkevich has fostered a dialogue between the outsider and the survivor.
  The number of protester arrests continues to grow in the wake of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s unwarranted deaths, numbering over 120 this week. This includes DeRay McKesson, notable leader in the Black Lives Matter movement and contender in the recent election for Baltimore mayor.
Pop culture icon and revolutionary feminist Yoko Ono just released an eye-catching new music video for her song “Catman.” Originally appearing on her 1973 album, Approximately Infinite Universe, the track has been revamped and remixed by indie artist Miike Snow, and the result is arrestingly jarring, as is the visual accompaniment. Directed by one of our favorite women, Rose McGowan, the video combats issues like ageism and sizeism by featuring dancers of various ages (many of them are over 60) and body types.
When I woke up this morning, I didn’t know where I was. I didn’t know what day it was and I couldn’t remember where I was supposed to be. No, it wasn’t the world’s worst hangover — although it felt like it. It was postictal state. Which is a fancy way of saying post-seizure confusion. As I lay in bed with my entire body aching, slow chunks of my memory started to come back to me: my name, that I was in my own bedroom, the day of week. And that I had to get my ass up and get to work.
Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones made headlines when she sent out tweets discussing the difficulty she had finding a dress for the film’s premiere.  She was then basically blamed by various fashion designers for not giving herself enough time to find a dress, due to her size. Runway sample sizes are usually a size 4, and Jones is a size 8 or 10. Soon after her frustration-fueled rant on Twitter, Christian Siriano saved the day and offered to dress Jones for the premiere. And he saved the day epically. Jones absolutely sizzled in the cherry red, off the shoulder gown.
Wear After Reading Do you have a book that’s already made the rounds with all your friends? Or a thrift store score with a beautiful cover that’s missing a few pages? With this super-easy craft, you can give a novel new life. DIY MaterialsHardcover bookX-Acto knifeA purse, slightly smaller than your book, that opens at the top (not with a fold-over closure)E6000 glueRibbon the width of your book’s spineClampsINSTRUCTIONS1. Remove the pages of your book by using an X-Acto knife to slice along the inside of the spine; the pages should come out in one clump. 2.
Welcome to the first BUST installment of Ask Your Friendly Neighborhood Lesbrarian! This is a column I’ve been running on my book blog for about a year, and I am really excited to move it to BUST and a larger audience! Basically, how it works is readers—just like you—send me an email (or tweet) asking for help finding your next favourite LGBTQ+ books.
Director and actor Matt Ross took a bold risk when he decided to title his sophomore directorial feature film Captain Fantastic. As we all know, a title with such a confrontationally celebratory and seemingly self-indulgent name is bound to be a stationary target for critics to decry it as the opposite. In this case, however, the name is a well-deserved badge for a fabulous film. Starring Viggo Mortensen as the intellectual ex-professor Ben Cash, the story follows Ben and his six children who reside somewhere off-the-grid in the Pacific Northwest.
If you’re anything like me, you’re still celebrating the recent decision by the Supreme Court to strike down Texas’ clinic shutdown law HB 2. After all, that decision was a HUGE deal—it means similar laws around the country are already falling like dominoes. BUT—don’t go hanging up your “abortion access: mission accomplished” banners just yet. It turns out there are a whole slew of obstacles that still stand between a woman and her personal decision to end a pregnancy. Like, for instance... 1. Politicians still ban insurance from covering abortion.
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