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The immersion of feminism into craft is arguably the best thing that’s ever happened. Knit vaginas, crochet crop tops, and snarky embroidered decor are all becoming very popular in the world of women makers and consumers. Today, I’ll show you how to make your own feminist embroidery hoop to not only decorate your space with positive affirmations but also to teach you the basics of an age-old art. Here’s What You’ll Need: An embroidery hoop.
When it comes to the big leagues of socio-political photojournalism, there are a select handful of artists whose photographs have sparked a revolution. Although you may not have heard of Nick Ut and Dorothea Lange by name, their photographs of children fleeing a napalm attack and a mother living during the great depression respectively have stayed with our society for decades. An up-and-coming photographer, Yana Mazurkevich, has the same passion for capturing the trauma of human destruction. This college junior is the creative mastermind behind a viral rape cultural campaign.
This might be one of the most powerful essays I've read in a long time! Solange Knowles opens up about the uncomfortable and harsh reality of what it feels like to be a black woman in predominately white spaces. She was inspired to write a personal essay after her distressing experience at the Kraftwerk concert at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans. Through tweets, Knowles explained that she attended an electronic pop concert with her husband and son. She says there were only about 20 Black people at the packed concert.
Bust out your Kaboodle and Spice Girls cassette, we’re totally taking it back to the 90’s with www.LiveGlam.com’s Lisa Frank-inspired makeup tutorial! To get this multi-colored look, Zach (@zachzenga) used Suva Beauty and Mehron vivid bright eyeshadow palettes.
We here at BUST, obviously, have a lot of admiration for badass, groundbreaking women. And, particularly, badass, groundbreaking women who tested the limits of society's expectation of them while serving their community and country. And that is why we, on the whole, get pretty miffed when others fail to recognize them, and their achievements. Such is the case with Women Airforce Service Pilots — otherwise known as WASPs  — the female pilots who flew during World War II.
In Western society, the majority of women represented within the media are young, thin, and of European descent. However it is important to recognize that this demographic, women age 18 to 30, only makes up a small minority female consumers, leaving many to feel that they don’t fit in with the mainstream standards of beauty. Yet Advanced Style creator Ari Seth Cohen believes something else entirely. Cohen insists that instead of aging out of fashion, women have the power to evolve their personal style over time into an art.
"My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support. The support of my fans has been so beautiful and I'm so grateful for it. I'm Not sure where I would be without you all." - Ke$ha You probably know something of the battle that Kesha has had to fight against her former producer, Lukasz “Dr.
The amazing entertainer, painter, and trans activist, Alexis Arquette, died Sunday morning at the young age of 47. She passed with her close relatives by her side while listening to David Bowie. Some of the highlights of her career included roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn, Pulp Fiction, The Wedding Singer, The Bride of Chucky, and an appearance on the reality show The Surreal Life that helped increase the understanding and visibility of the transgender community.
Photographed By Julia Stotz; Ceramic Vessel: Toools.co Pattern Recognition CUTE UP YOUR KITCHEN WITH A BLOCK-PRINTED TEA TOWEL Tea towels don't have to be basic. With this easy, custom block printing technique, you can give your kitchen any look you want. Plus, creating your very own pattern is a super satisfying endeavor (I do it on the regs as the textile designer behind Cotton + Flax, my modern handmade home décor line). Bringing it to life is just icing on the tea cake.
Are you a college student? A young-professional? Or a woman who wants to expand job opportunities joining a non-conventional career networking community? Or maybe you are already part of a sorority and you want to try out some different group formats. Well check out these badass alternative networking groups for getting ladies together: Ellevate Network (www.ellevatenetwork.com) is a global professional women’s network created for women who create, inspire and lead.
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