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While capturing the true beauty of brown skin eluded photographers for nearly a century—it wasn't until the 1970s and '80s that film was reformulated so that its emulsions were sensitive to the nuances of non-white complexions—whoever snapped the photos of these women of color during the 1800s were doing something right. The images of these glorious Victorian Age ladies are so very rare, and wonderful: Take a look and see for yourself!  Images c/o Pinterest and Dangerous Minds   ...
To celebrate the release of Julie Jackson's updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side, we're going to be running a "stitchalong" here on BUST.com. And Julie's even designed a special pattern just for us. Cool, right? If you've never heard of a stitchalong, don't worry. Basically we will all be working on this sampler at the same time, and can share progress shots and ask questions (and have them answered) on the site. And since I'm the HSIC (Head Stitcher...
Injustice takes many forms in our society, and one of its most cruel is our legal system's treatment of rape victims.  Not only is rape under prosecuted and devastatingly traumatic, the victim often seems to be offered little in terms of closure. Currently in the United States, there is an estimated 400,000 rape kits that remain untested; that is 400,000 people (mostly women) denied the opportunity to seek out justice for the crime committed against them.  Exposure regarding this issue first came to light in 2009, when...
FINALLY, the snow piles are starting to shrink and spring is fast approaching. Time to put away your NorthFace coats and slip into something more comfortable. Springtime shopping has officially begun, so in order to help our lovely BUSTies we did a little searching for you all. Pick up these warm weather staples to keep your seasonal look fresh, fun and delightfully parka-free.  1) We love this adorable pink umbrella from Bella Umbrella. It's perfect for those rainy, warm days since it's both waterproof and offers UPF 50+ sun...
Are you sick of seeing hashtags like #thighgap and #fitspiration on your Instagram feed? It's time for a body positive takeover! Here are some of the best ladies to follow on Instagram in order to jump-start your self-assurance and remember that no matter your size, shape or skin tone, we’ve all got the goods to rock a pair of jorts. Check them out and bask in their killer street style, on point makeup and pro-pizza memes.    1)    @ladyfigure Thamarr Guerrier is the gorgeous gal behind the Musings of...
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