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  Yesterday in L.A., Carrie Brownstein officiated a wedding. A true Renaissance woman, Brownstein is a riot grrrl goddess in Sleater Kinney, Portlandia star, memoir writer and genuinely hilarious and amazing chick who, in addition to winning our long term love and admiration, is officially certified to tie the knot. According to ABC News, Brownstein was in L.A. promoting her new memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl with a reading and book signing when, during a Q&A section, fan Kendall Oshiro piped up from the audience asking if...
Last week, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) released a haunting report about the current women's refugee crisis in Central America and Mexico. The report is “based on in-depth, individual interviews conducted by UNHCR from June to August 2015 with 160 women. The women ranged in age from 18 to 57. 63 women were from El Salvador, 30 from Guatemala, 30 from Honduras, and 37 from Mexico.” The outcomes are horrifying, and the women reveal their personal accounts of sexual violence, brutal beatings, and...
Well, this is how excited we are that Wool and the Gang are coming to the BUST Christmas Craftacular on November 22! For those of you that don't know, Wool and the Gang is the East London tour de force that is helping to take knitting to a whole new place. Combining scrumptious yarns, patterns and chic kits with knit parties and a gang mentality, founders Aurelie Popper and Jade Harwood are "pioneering fashion production that's made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as...
Last week, I attended an event whose proverbial goody bag was an egg discount. No, not the chocolate kind Cadbury makes or the ones you scramble. Rather, I was gifted with a discount to help me afford insuring my fertility. A mixture of talks, open Q and A and mingling, the event was hosted by Dreamers//Doers, an online community of women with a strong member base in NYC. The group boasts founders of venture-backed companies, women who fill senior roles at start-ups, and many change-makers/influencers (nearly...
It isn’t going to come as a galloping shock to anyone that men outnumber women in most positions of power from politics to STEM to the media and Hollyood. As part of their November Feminism issue, Elle UK launched a #MoreWomen campaign. In a 45-second video set to an infectious beat, “Get Your Way” by new singer Zilla, Elle UK has Photoshopped out the men in images of groups of powerful figures. Left standing (or sitting) is usually one woman, occasionally two or three. Among the...