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Have you ever scrolled through Instagram, eyes glazed with envy, passing judgement on the curation of someone’s personal aesthetic? Kerith Lemon’s short film A Social Life provides an inside glimpse into the life of Meredith, a young professional. We see her at her at eerily vulnerable moments: checking her Instagram feed, ordering take-out, drinking wine alone. The exceptional cinematography pans in, displaying the crisp clean images Meredith posts on social media.
I arrived to the party a bit late. At the age of 31, I finally came to terms with my gender identity. At that point, I had been married for 10 years to my best friend and wife. I had two beautiful children. I was working my dream job. I should have felt successful, but I only felt confined. Fake. Out of place.As a kid, I was frequently tagged as a girl. There was femininity in me that I hadn’t yet recognized myself, and I wasn’t ready to accept. I didn’t want to be treated like an outcast, so I did everything possible to project masculinity.
Kesha has been in the midst of a legal battle with her label Sony and manager Dr. Luke, who she is accusing of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. There are a lot of moving parts in this case and with the rapid pace of these (mostly) disappointing court cases, we thought we would give you a breakdown of Kesha’s case.• Dr. Luke signs Kesha to Sony and the 18-year-old chains herself to his label Kemosabe in an eight-album contract in 2005.• In 2012, Kesha recorded her second album Warrior and has yet to record another.• By 2013, fans started protesting to #FreeKesha from Dr.
Amy Schumer is really not letting this whole "plus-sized Glamour Magazine" thing go. In case you aren't up-to-date, let me explain. Last week Glamour released a "Special Edition" all-plus-sized issue in collaboration with retailer Lane Bryant. The magazine included a coverline that read, "Women who Inspire Us: Melissa McCarthy, Adele, Amy Schumer, & Ashley Graham." Well A-Shu was NOT okay with this. She took to social media to call out the magazine for including her name. So that was last week.
Next-big-thing N.Y.C. band the Prettiots head into the country, decked out in some sweet, retro-inspired fashionsON KAY: WOOL CASHMERE BLEND SWEATER BY RHIE, RHIESTUDIO.COM ON LULU: GRAY BOMBER COAT BY MANTÚ, BERGDORFGOODMAN.COM. ON RACHEL: LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET BY JACK HENRY NY, JACKHENRYNEWYORK.COM; BABY ALPACA CROPPED CARDIGAN BY FOXX + WALSH, KISANSTORE.COM; PLAID WOOL CREPE SKIRT BY RHIE, BARNEYS.COM; SOCKS BY PENDLETON, PENDLETON-USA.COM; NECKLACE AND BOOTS, RACHEL’S OWN. TEXTURED JACQUARD COAT BY ORLA KIELY, ORLAKIELY.COM; JACQUARD STRIPE SWEATER BY DEMYLEE, STEVENALAN.COM.
The conversation about birth control seems to be flowing through media outlets quite heavily. BUST, Al Jazeera, The New York Times, and even ABC News have all discussed the accessibility of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in the United States, as well as the health concerns associated with them, and the controversial question of whether or not IUDs cause abortions (this is a ridiculous accusation, by the way! They don’t. Do your research, former U.S. representative, Bob Beauprez *cough cough*).Loud headlines typically rest above these articles.
Do you consider yourself a foodie? Do you hate the term foodie but love luxuriating in gourmet local goodness? Do you prefer your truffles hand made? Your meats dry cured? If you’re the kind of person who tactfully searches Yelp looking for authentic cuisine, look no further. You can find all these lovely vendors at BUST’s Spring Craftacular on Saturday April 23rd in Brooklyn! 1. Wake up! Sail Away Coffee Co. has some of the most robust coffee you’ll ever experience. With nitro cold brew on tap and American traditional inspired logos, you can look cool and cool off.
You may remember in September 2014, the New York Times published an article calling Viola Davis “less than classically beautiful,” leading to a torrent of much-deserved criticism. The comment and its backlash inspired artist Abi Ishola to enlist her husband and photographer Kunle Ayodeji to create a photo series, "Beyond Classically Beautiful," that captures and celebrates the beauty of black women. “Black beauty comes in so many different forms and I think we should celebrate that,” said Ishola.
I first read about Errol Narvaez at the end of a draining week. Fatigue had sunk into my bones, and I felt weakened, made pliable by stress. I had taken a rare day off to spend some time in one of my favorite state parks. After a long hike, I stopped by a favorite cafe in a neighboring town. A beautiful young woman sat near the counter. Her shiny black hair fell in sheets over her crisp houndstooth jacket. She was striking, all contrast and vibrance in the afternoon light.
Self-love is for everybody!  For those days then you feel like "ugh," you need bright, cheerful reminders of how you are just perfect, just the way you are!  Here are 6 of my favorite body-positive illustrators to watch for everyday inspiration to love yourself and be kind to your body! Rachele Cateyes' "No Wrong Way To Have A Body" is, in my opinion, the ultimate mic-drop on the conversation.