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The BUST Craftacular is back! Join us in Brooklyn on Saturday April 1st for BUST Craftacular's Primped, as we bring together our gorgeous craft, jewelry, indie fashion, beauty, and vintage vendors for one awesome day out. There will be so much free stuff, from goodie bags to selfie booths to our braid, nail, and lash bars. Feel like you need some extra feminist swag? Or maybe you want to surprise the fabulous gal pals in your life? There will be plenty of badass feminist pins, tees, cards, and pillows for...
  In BUST’s April/May 2017 cover story, Solange talks with Jamia Wilson about her upbringing in her mom’s salon, her womanist awakening, her experiences as a black woman in the music industry, and of course, her incredible album A Seat At The Table. Take a sneak peek here, and make sure to subscribe to BUST or buy BUST on newsstands beginning next Tuesday, March 28th to see the whole eight-page feature. On growing up in a house full of women: "I grew up in a house with five...
Viewing this past election year through the lens of a survivor of sexual assault was extremely difficult. With the release of the now-infamous video where Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women our bodies, our stories, and our right to consent were thrust front and center. Many chose to tweet about their assaults with the hashtag #NotOkay. Others of us, already massively triggered by his attitudes and words about women, chose to stay silent. As a survivor, I think that both are valid reactions to a...
As a black woman married to a white woman, privilege is a subject that comes up often in my household. Usually, white privilege is what we’re discussing and in that context, I'm the person who's marginalized. What we rarely discuss are the ways in which I'm privileged. Yes, even as a black gay woman, who comes from a lower-income family, there are times when I walk in privilege. Sometimes those who are marginalized are so concerned with how society is treating them — with valid reason...
  Poor Elmo.  Sesame Street's most naive and trusting character has been laid off in a video taking aim at Donald Trump's military-heavy, culture-light budget, which proposes slashing funding to a number of community and cultural agencies, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocates its funding amongst public broadcasters nationwide, including PBS, NPR, as well as local broadcasters across the country. Although Sesame Street has actually now moved to HBO, PBS is where Elmo and his friends got their big break, not...
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