Quantcast

amandlastenbergcropped

Summer is heating up here at BUST HQ and glamorous go-getters are all over our June/July issue, starting with our awesomely outspoken cover star, Amandla Stenberg! Inside, we’ve got an interview with trans justice pioneer Janet Mock; a revealing essay by a woman who divorced her mom; a guide for gals who want to run for office; an intriguing historical piece on a legendary tribe of sub-Saharan warrior women; and more.

SUBSCRIBE NOW!

 

 

amandlastenberg cover

ON THE COVER: Amandla Stenberg Photographed By Kat Borchart; Styling By Jardine Hammond; Hair And Makeup By Danielle Mitchell; Top: Prinkshop Eroticize Equality T-Shirt; Samantha Pleet Pants; Leigh Miller Earrings; Sydney Evan Ring.

 

Table of Contents June/July 2017

FEATURES
Rebel Heart

Actor and activist Amandla Stenberg has a way with words. And millions online are following her progressive lead. By Lisa Butterworth

Don’t Get Mad, Get Elected!

A primer for women who are curious about candidacy. By Jill Miller Zimon

Mock Star

Trans-rights pioneer Janet Mock makes the personal political. By Jamia Wilson

No Ordinary Love

Getting out of an abusive relationship is critical self-care. But what happens when your abuser is your mom? By Samantha Ladwig

Conquer Or Die

Meet the fierce female warriors who terrified men far and wide for over a century. By Johanna Gohmann

Farm Fresh

Wild summer styles modeled by the band L.A. Witch. Photographed by Molly Cranna, Styled by Hilary Folks

amandla toc
Illustration: Mai Ly Degnan; Photos: Heather Moore (House Of Collection); Molly Cranna (Flamingo Fashion); Linda Xiao (Nail Polish)

BROADCAST

  • Chewing Gum’s Michaela Coel; making school safer for girls in Kenya; Pretty Big Movement shakes up the dance world; and more.
  • The Hotness: Pop culture to savor now and later. By Emily Rems
  • Boy du Jour: Boy du Jour Hasan Minhaj’s hair secret—revealed! By Erika W. Smith
  • Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
  • Pop Quiz: How will you score on Mary Tyler Moore? By Emily Rems

REAL LIFE

  • Have a ball with poke bowls; start a feminist support group; Brooklyn’s coolest loft; and more.
  • Caking Bad: When life gives you lemons, make the world’s most bangin’ beverage! By Terry Hope Romero
  • You Go, Girl: Pop your cork in Hudson Valley, New York. By Valerie Bronte

LOOKS

  • Style advice from designer Amarachi Ukachu; sugar scrubs to sweeten your next shower sesh; Niecy Nash gives good face; and more.
  • get this look Glam it up with G.L.O.W. By Callie Watts
  • Booty Call: Mountains of marvelous mermaid merch. By Callie Watts
  • Good Stuff: Road-trip must-haves. By Stephanie J.

THE BUST GUIDE

  • Music: Reviews; plus the return of Feist!
  • Movies: Maudie told Megan Leavey she came From the Land of the Moon.
  • Books: Reviews; plus brief books by big names.

SEX FILES

  • Getting back in the saddle after trauma; and more.
  • Questions for the Queen: An oral-shy bro and no big o. By Dr. Carol Queen
  • One-Handed Read: Thankful. By Lauren Emily
  • Whore-O-Scopes: Hey baby, what’s your sign? By Jonna Bond

THE BACK

  • Party Pix: Sweet snaps from BUST Craftacular’s Primped!
  • X Games: To Wit. By Tracy Bennett
  • Parting Glance:  “Leaning In.” By Laura Berger

SUBSCRIBE NOW!

 

More from BUST

Amandla Stenberg - "Sometimes I Feel Like A Boy When I Wake Up": Sneak Peek At BUST's June/July 2017 Cover Story 

Amber Tamblyn's Poetry Corner: "Serpentine Loop" by Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Solange On Intersectional Feminism And "A Seat At The Table": BUST Interview

Support Feminist Media! During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com. Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.