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On her 32nd birthday, Beth Whaanga was diagnosed with breast cancer; valiantly fighting back against the illness, she asked her friend, the photographer Nadia Masot, to take portraits of her nude body after a double mastectomy and hysterectomy as part of Under the Red Dress, a project designed to spread awareness about regular breast and pectoral examination. The beautiful series of images features Whaanga, a mother of four, gazing fixedly at the camera, acknowledging her scars, and proudly exposing her resilient body.      In each image, she...
  In this week of Facebook lookbacks and overall viral nostalgia, it’s becoming clear that much of our public persona is expressed through the internet, whether we like it or not. So it reasons that we should have all the tools available to make our social media presence as true to ourselves as we wish. This is part of why Facebook’s announcement today is so meaningful: in addition to “Male” and “Female” settings, people who identify outside of the gender binary now have a “Custom” gender...
Amaze Babe Karen O, vocalist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and former BUST cover girl, will be performing the Oscar nominated original tune "The Moon Song" at the Academy Awards on March 2nd.  The awards mark her first time performing this song for a televised audience and we couldn't be more excited to see her bring the gorgeous new tune to life.   With the music written by Karen O and the lyrics by her and director Spike Jonze, "The Moon Song" is featured in Jonze’s film Her....
Trigger Warning: This post discusses sexual assault In the past year, courageous artists and activists of all genders have addressed rape culture and the topic of sexual assault, coming forward about their own experiences and giving voice to those who have been silenced. Lindsay Bottos, the artist responsible for last week’s viral series Anonymous, is one of those voices; in her powerful series Get Over It, she addresses her own assault and the suffering caused by victim-blaming.      Using her own mascara stained pillowcase as her medium, the artist...
    Are you coupled up? Single and ready to mingle? Don't give a rat's ass either way? Whatever you are, today's the perfect day to trot out some lovey-dovey jams.  We rounded up some of our favorite love songs, just 'cause we love you. Give 'em a spin below! Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire" "Ring of Fire" was born out of my all-time favorite real life love story: the relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter. She wrote the song when they were falling in love and both married to...
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