Last week, a fan site released un-retouched photos of Beyoncé that committed the heinous crime of letting us know she’s human. It’s unfortunate enough that as a musician her appearance warrants to much scrutiny (we don’t remember au naturale pictures of Jay-Z ever unleashing so much controversy), but what’s sadder is the weird, beauty-normative ways viewers responded: Many fans claimed the photos weren’t real and that blemishes had been Photoshopped onto her skin; others expressed their outrage that they had to see their idol untouched. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 09, 2015
Last night’s Grammys were full of moving performances, funny and awkward moments, and empowering red carpet interviews—but obviously here at BUST we were on the lookout for feminist moments, and we've narrowed it down to our top five.
This last year has shone a lot of light on domestic violence and assault issues, so we’re dedicating our first three moments to the three people that rose to the occasion about brought awareness and empathy to this year's Grammy awards.
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BY Holly Trantham
on Dec 12, 2014
A few days ago, HuffPo Entertainment posted an interview with Evangeline Lilly from the premiere of the third and last Hobbit installment. She has a lot of nice words about working with Peter Jackson and being fortunately typecast in kick-ass female roles. She spoke of wanting to continue filling roles in which her characters are “strong because of their compassion, they’re strong because of their vulnerability, they’re strong because of their emotion and they’re strong in spite of their fear. Read More
It's Throwback Thursday. You've probably already posted your Instagram picture (#tbt) and are now anticipating Flashback Friday with a mid-afternoon coffee in hand.
In honor of the day we (randomly) associate with looking back, here is a list of 9 inventions that were created by ladies. Let me add "badass" to that last statement.
1.) Grace Hopper
Admiral Grace Marry Hopper joined the military in 1943 ( there's the "throwback"). She was stationed at Harvard where she began work on the IBM Mark I. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 25, 2014
Put on this sweatshirt.
$48 from Sub_Urban Riot
Put on a pair of jeans.
Take off your jeans.
Take a nap.
Wake up from your nap.
Don your kneepads.
$19.99 from Footlocker
Move your legs side to side. Read More
If you haven't heard by now, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox has called out fellow performer Beyoncé for not being a "true" feminist. In a September interview with PrideSource, Lennox stated:
“I would call [Beyoncé] feminist lite… It's tokenistic to me. I mean she's a phenomenal artist... but I'd like to sit down (with her)... and hear what [she] truly think[s]. I see a lot of it as [artists] taking the word hostage and using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism... Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 30, 2014
Beyoncé slaying a variety of Topshop looks
Make way for the Queen! Make room in your closet! Beyoncé is officially partnering up with London-based clothing company Topshop for a new activewear line.
The collection, which is set to hit stores in Fall of 2015, will consist of clothing, footwear and accessories for dance and fitness, though stylish enough to wear on the street too. This is pretty ideal because my favorite look is dressing like I just worked out without actually working out. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 29, 2014
“Have you ever been to Paris? Neither have I. Neither have I.”
Those are still the lyrics to Lizzo’s LIZZOBANGERS track, “Paris,” but they are not longer true for the rapper, whose debut album was named #1 Album of 2013 by us here at BUST.
With roots in Houston and Detroit, but now based in the Twin Cities, Lizzo told Jay-Z’s Life+Times that when she wrote the song, she had never in fact been to Paris. Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 22, 2014
Still frantically running around, trying to find inspiration for a feminist-worthy Halloween costume? With parties starting this weekend, we’ve collected some Polyvore ideas for recreating a few iconic looks. Here’s how to pay homage to the Queen of Rap and Queen Bey, who provide endless inspiration for amazing costumes.
If you want to replicate Beyoncé, take a look at one of the Queens’ signature looks put together by our BUST BFF Jackie Martin. (Also, remember ladies, black face is never ok. EVER. No matter what. Duh. Read More
on Sep 02, 2014
Music is a very male-dominated industry, and when women do rise to prominence they are often pitted against and compared to each other, despite the fact that each queen is a unique snowflake and should be treated as such.
But once in a blue moon, all the stars align and three or more female powerhouses collaborate to create a club-banger that reminds the boys that these divas are not only fierce, but borderline superhuman when they work together. You better work, ladies. Read More