All you badass girls listen up:
On Tuesday, March 24th, Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel in New York will be hosting Lady Boss: Girls Who Work It. Jean Grae, hiphop icon, and comedienne Sara Benincasa will be leading the event, but they'll also be joined by some of the funniest women in NYC. Sue Smith, Carolyn Castiglia, Mindy Raf, and Katina Corrao will be there telling stories of bringing it 24/7 and of course, being straight up killer queens. Self-described as "Lean In 2. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 15, 2014
Is it just me, or has this been the loooonnngest week ever? And the news has certainly not given us much to lift our spirits, what with the tragic turn of events in Ferguson, the loss of some incredible talent, the horrible violence in Israel and Palestine—ugh. I need a hug. If you do, too, (and you're in NYC) head on over to Union Square this Tuesday and get one for free!
No, I don’t mean from those randos outside Forever 21 who write “FREE HUGS” on a piece of paper and kind of smell. Artist Jean Grae is bringing #TheHugStation to New York on August 19th. Read More
on Jul 14, 2014
Are you sick and tired of stupid laws being passed that take away women's reproductive rights? Does the Hobby Lobby decision scare you? Then let's get informed about our elected officials and do something about it! Tomorrow night, July 15th the Lady Parts Justice Official Launch Party commences at Union Pool in Brooklyn with comedians, bands, righteous speakers, and funny videos that “celebrate the awesomeness of women while proclaiming it is time to stop fucking with us!”
The site will launch via a livestream event on July 15, 2014. Tune in to ladypartsjustice. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on Jul 18, 2013
It's Nelson Mandela's birthday! The anti-apartheid icon is turning 95. What better way to celebrate his message of peace and reconciliation than with a video tribute from BUST's favorite rapper, Jean Grae?
Jean's family is from South Africa, and she says Mandela and his message have had a massive influence on her life and work (especially on her long-awaited new project, Cake or Death). "The entire reason that we're here is through this spirit of freedom," she explains. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Nov 06, 2012
The temperatures have dropped to damn-near freezing and it is getting dark out at an ungodly hour, but that doesn’t mean Northeasterners have to kiss music festivals goodbye. Cue the Tinderbox Music Festival: in its third year running, this 100 percent lady-fronted, New York-based fest stands and delivers right at the start of the chilly months, before winter sets in for good.
The annual event, which will be hosted November 11th at Webster Hall, showcases a lineup of female artists from many genres and degrees of fame. Read More