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  Tatyana McFadden spent much of her childhood in a St. Petersburg orphanage where she did not receive adequate medical attention for her spina bifida, a condition which paralyzed her from the waist downwards. Without access to a wheelchair, she learned to walk on her hands, an experience which she now tells The New York Times taught her “as much about finding mental strength as physical strength [and] may have helped my arms and shoulders [and] it also taught me that I was always going to...
Last year, we brought you 10 Awesome Feminist Halloween Costume Ideas, and since it's that time of year again, we thought we'd give you an update that's totally 2013. Check out these ideas below, and please add your own in the comments section!   1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton This kid has the right idea! Dress up as suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Bring a friend to dress up as her best bud, Susan B. Anthony.   2. Shirley Chisholm Get out your best 1960s professional garb, and dress up as the brilliant...
  At their best, comic books are about outsiders and underdogs; their heroes are so powerful because of their ability to overcome adversity, to fight for humankind and for equality. So it’s surprising that even in comics, a field that has the potential to be so inclusive, women and other minorities are underrepresented.    But one amazing lady, a superhero in her own right, aims to change that. Kelly Sue DeConnick writes the Captain Marvel comics, epic stories that trace the heroic adventures of Carol Denvers. Right off...
  It’s so awesome to see adolescents and teens openly jump on the feminist bandwagon, and this adorable, intelligent lady is here to help anyone curious about what being a “feminist” means. Witty and relatable, her advice to fellow teens (of all genders) spans from how to dress to what books to read to developing the perfect “‘this displeases me and is very problematic’ face.”    Above all, her video is inclusive and inviting. She explains terms like “patriarchy” and “slut shaming” with clarity and patience, and she reminds...
Here’s a piping-hot selection of clothing and accessories that pay homage to the almighty ’za, for a minimal amount of dough.    Pizza Yummy Pocket, $6, konokoshop.com Demerit Wear Pizza Fanatic Patch, $4, buyolympia.com Pizza Necklace, $8, lotusfairy.etsy.com Pizza Diamond Crew, $40, pyknic.com Pepperoni Pouch, $25, sohh.etsy.com Pizza Party T-Shirt, $25, killeracid.etsy.com Multicolor Pizza Pin, $14, fantasyard.com Pizza Leggings, $56, eatmeclothing.etsy.com   This review appears in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Janelle Monáe. Subscribe now....
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