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According to The Daily Telegraph, Mintel market researchers have determined that as of 2016, nearly one in four women have stopped removing their underarm hair. Mintel states that 95% of women between the ages of 16 and 24 reported removing hair from their underarms in 2013. Three years later, only 77% of women in the same age group reported removing underarm hair.  Additionally, within the same time frame, research shows that women have become less likely to remove hair from their legs. Olivia Rudgard of The...
Turning The Tables With her latest album, A Seat at the Table, Solange created not only an R&B masterpiece, but also a call to action.  Here, the soul-singing superstar opens up about her upbringing in her mom's salon, talks about her womanist awakening, and shares a tearful moment with our interviewer. By Jamia Wilson Photos by Nadya Wasylko // Styling by Peju Famojure // Makeup by Tracy Alfajora // Hair by Amy Farid // Nails By Mis Pop // Stylist Asst: Anna Estelle Flaglor // Shot at Attic...
Every year, Riverdale, New York school Ethical Culture Fieldston School hosts a fashion show. Art teacher Nancy Fried challenges students in her sculpture class to create sustainable designs sans fabric. The resulting looks blend current trends with the nontraditional, and use candy, newspaper, bookmarks, soda can tabs, and more as their essential materials. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Fried describes how her sculpture class grew from less than 20 pupils (and corresponding looks in the fashion show) to over 68 featured looks. Fried stated, "There...
Our favorite Dame's commencement speech at Tulane slays: It's witty, a little bit raunchy and full of practical advice and feminist wisdom. In short, it's the type of speech we all need, whether you are graduating or just reflecting on the complicated, difficult and joyful ride that is life, especially life as a woman in the trump era. She shares her wisdom, gained from a rewarding life of risk-taking and at times brash choices, in a light-hearted and relatable way. “Like a hangover," she tells the graduates,...
In these bleak times, we, at BUST, find events focused on promoting women more crucial than ever. Ellevate Network is hosting a summit on Mobilizing the Power of Women in celebration of their 20 year anniversary. The guiding slogan of #MobilizeWomen is action, impact, power. The event will "convene thought leaders, activists, business leaders, and changemakers, to discuss actionable solutions to increasing diversity and closing the gender gap." Check out their website to purchase a ticket or watch the livestream. Mobilize Women is on Wednesday, June 21st and lasts from 8:30 am- 7:00...
Here at BUST, we’ve had our eye on Amandla Stenberg ever since she made us cry as Rue in the Hunger Games back in 2012 - and we were all in when her video about cultural appropriation, “Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows,” went viral in 2015. We’ve featured her in BUST’s Broadcast section before, and now we are beyond thrilled to have her on our cover for our June/July 2017 issue. In our interview, Amandla talks about her nonbinary gender, growing up in the spotlight,...
Carmen Perez, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington Planned Parenthood has teamed up with the lifestyle brand Liberated People to show their support for an important and often overlooked issue: accessible healthcare for women of color. The campaign dubbed #LiberatedWoman aims to draw attention to the lack of visibility and care given to minority women’s reproductive health, especially in disadvantaged communities. Liberated People, founded by Gbenga Akinnagbe of the T.V. show The Wire, partnered with image activist and creator of MAD FREE Michaela Angela Davis, and they are...
We at BUST would like to wish a very happy birthday to the legendary Grace Jones! Jones started her modeling career shortly after immigrating to New York when she was 13. Her androgynous appearance catapulted her to international recognition, appearing on the covers of Vogue and Elle while working with fashion houses like Yves St. Laurent. She forayed into the music world in 1977, when she signed with Island Records, and went on to release many popular albums. Jones also acted in many mainstream films; her...
instagram/janetmock Janet Mock - TV host, author, and trans rights activist - just published the first essay of her new Allure column "Beauty Beyond Binaries" and we're hooked, as always, by the honesty of her writing. The powerful essay recounts how bonding over makeup with her best friend as a 13-year-old gave her the confidence to slowly begin to live in her truth. Waxing poetic about first meeting her best friend, Wendi Miyaki, Janet recalls, "she was carefree and confident in her nonconformity as a 13-year-old trans...
Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience. In Episode 8, available now, the hosts welcome Lizz Winstead—the groundbreaking comedian, activist, and author...