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There comes a time in moments of crisis when we need to just sit back and listen. Sometimes this request comes from a partner, a mother or a sister, but right now it’s coming from women worldwide. Al Jazeera reported recently that women from South Africa to Japan and the United States are demanding a diverse approach to feminism, or a fight for feminism that represents women of all cultural backgrounds. The hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen was developed by Chicago-based blogger, Mikki Kendall, during a heated online debate...
  Gloria Steinem's Golden Bra Award acceptance speech was one of the highlights of our 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. (Let's be real--it was fan-fucking-tastic.) Luckily, artist Gail Ahlers captured this magical moment on camera...and we're so excited to share it with you! The video also includes some nifty behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the Golden Bra statuette. Can you believe it started off as a goofy sketch in the BUST conference room? Much love to Ahlers Designs for this video and their mad sculpting skills!   Photo by Gabi Porter  Maggie Carr has written...
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good. One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and I'm hooked all over again. This is...
  artwork by Rosie Ranauro - www.rosieranauro.com Now that spring is finally here (wee!) there is plenty of warm weather ahead of us. But as much as I love the beautiful weather, I’ve always dreaded shorts season. Regardless of my size, I’ve never been able to wear short shorts or dresses without ending the day in immense pain. Why? Because the tops of my legs chafe.  The problem was so bad, that when I would go for a run,  the inside of my legs would be bleeding by...
Yep, you heard right: an RPG that actually serves a function. We all have or have had that one roommate who doesn’t do shit while everyone else is busting their asses to keep things tidy. Or maybe you’re the one roomie who does everything while your fellow residents don’t know what a sponge looks like. Chore Wars lets players pick a name and a character, then form a “party” with the people they live with. Your character claims “experience points” for the housework you complete,...
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