Ballerinas embody grace, strength, and dedication—all characteristics photographer Lucy Gray saw in her working mother of five. But before Gray met prima ballerina Katita Waldo, she had yet to find the perfect representation of a woman striving to “have it all."  Her new book Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers is the documentation of 15 years spent with three mothers at the height of their mentally and physically demanding ... Read More
If you’ve ever graced the aisles of a Toys ‘R’ Us or Duane Reade, then you know that the relentless pressure of gendered normativity is alive and well. Pink and purple products ranging from pens, earplugs, and Barbie dolls wrangle for female attention next to the more subdued, often blue or grey, products geared toward male shoppers.  The next frontier of gendered products has now appeared in an unlikely place: a hot pink pepper spray ... Read More
It’s almost April 19th and that means BUST Craftacular’s Primped is upon us. One of the amazing free events this year are Knit Parties with Wool and the Gang. Participants at Wool and the Gang’s Knit Party will be able to work on their gorgeous “Tender Loving Clutch,” an exclusive design created by this London based fashion production group. Knit, chat, learn—what could be better? If you’re not able to make it to Primped, ... Read More
Driving with the windows down on a road trip, feeling the wind flipping through your hair, or curled up in a ball on your bed after a terrible break-up... there is one thing that probably remains the same: a musical soundtrack. The musicians who affect us the most are the ones who get us out of dark times, see us through, and allow us celebrate our joy. It’s a beautiful feeling to find a female musician who can be your confidant and cheerleader; whose work ... Read More
Afghan women may not be able to ride bikes, but they can skateboard—and these girls could teach Tony Hawk a thing or two. Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s compelling new photo series is bringing global attention to Skateistan, a non-profit organization that combines Kabul, skateboarding, and education. The program was founded by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and uses skateboarding as a tool to empower its students, while providing access to education ... Read More
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