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Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the watershed Supreme Court decision that told a nation obsessed with peering into women’s vaginas and telling them exactly what to do with said genitalia that, in fact, they cannot do that. However, 43 years later, we are not living in the utopia of reproductive freedom that some hoped for in the wake of that decision. In November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that challenges an insanely restrictive law in Texas that would reduce the number of clinics in the state from over 40 to about 10.
It is a very unfortunate reality that if you are a woman and you choose to walk down a street, some men will feel the need to yell, honk, or whisper aggressive things in your ear. According to stopstreetharassment.org, “87 percent of American women between the ages of 18-64 had been harassed by a male stranger; and over one half of them experienced “extreme” harassment including being touched, grabbed, rubbed, brushed or followed by a strange man on the street or other public place.
Photographer: Rebecca Miller Pay homage to the ’90s with a makeup look that's totally now. The early-’90s look wasn’t all babydoll dresses and steel-toe Doc Martens. It was also flawless skin, shimmery eyes, and an ultra-dark matte lip (think Drew Barrymore in her grungy flower child heyday and braces-era Gwen Stefani). Thanks to the decade’s current comeback, this combo is looking better than ever. Makeup artist Kristin Hilton tells us how to get it. For the face: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation, $62, sephora.com.
As a child, M.J. Fievre witnessed terror both on the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and at the hands of her domineering father. In her simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos, Fievre does the hard work of digging deep into her emotional past to tell this chaotic coming of age story. Whether it’s witnessing a live body on fire or having her first sexual encounter, Fievre implores her readers to see, smell, taste, hear, and feel the weight of her lived experiences.
Last November, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott officially announced her return to the studio with "WTF (Where They From)," a bombastic video that is 100% Misdemeanor and her first in 10 years. The 44-year-old writer, producer, and prominent female rapper has been the recipient of 5 Grammys, has sold more than 7.6 million records, and is the only woman in hip-hop to have released 6 platinum albums.
What better way to celebrate V-Day then supporting an organization that stands for the love and respect of our partners, community, and the ever so important self-love? Planned Parenthood of NYC in collaboration with Panache and NY Night Train will host a stellar line-up of performers including past BUST Boy du Jour, Mac DeMarco, at the Willamsburg Hall of Music on Sunday, February 14th. NYC BUSTies, get your tickets now before they sell out – PPNYC is known for hosting epic-status events! Check out the line-up:Panache & New York Night Train present...
Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) takes on the leading role in The Boy, delving into the psyche of Greta, a caretaker for a strange ventriloquist-like boy puppet that everyone in an old English village treats as a living child. Directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Stay Alive), The Boy is a horrific telling of grief and loss through the literal stand-in of a dummy in place of a child who passed away in a horrific accident, rendering is parents perpertually stuck within the stages of loss and their outward denial.
My passengers are always surprised to see me.I’m almost always first female driver they’ve had.We are a rarity, at only about 19% at Lyft, 15% at Sidecar, and 8% at Uber.As a new author and freelance writer, the gig works for me. There’s no schedule, boss, and/or politics. I can turn on my app anytime I want to make money. I can take off for a writing assignment, a workshop, a festival, or an overseas backpacking trip. For the first time in my life, I’m able to fully pursue my dreams, maintain a social life, and have financial stability.
It's Penguin Awareness Day, and what better penguins are there to be aware of than gay penguins? Yes, gay penguins do exist outside the world of Parks and Recreation. These penguin couples are breaking barriers by being in long-term same-sex relationships and even raising adopted babies together. Learn about these eleven penguin couples that have made headlines for their love. These lovebirds should be your new #RelationshipGoals. 1. Roy and Silo Roy and Silo are a male penguin couple from New York's Central Park Zoo.
Jumpsuit: Ramy BrookBlack-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross opens up about television’s race problem, getting real on social media, and the Supreme support of her very famous mom Tracee Ellis Ross is hilarious, but her success is no joke. Ross has worked the runway for Thierry Mugler, posed for world-famous photographers such as Herb Ritts, snagged an Ivy League degree (and, more recently, an honorary doctorate) from Brown University, and stole our hearts as Joan on Girlfriends, the long-running (2000–2008) Sex and the City–esque show that featured four leading ladies of color.
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