Angelina Jolie attracted widespread publicity when she announced that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. In an op-ed for The New York Times, the actress revealed that she had made this decision after learning she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene. Of writing the essay, Jolie said, “I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 09, 2014
Heads up, BUSTies! Speed Rack is an amazing bartending competition and breast cancer fundraiser coming to NYC, and this is your cheat sheet for everything you should know about the event. Enjoy!
Five Things You Need To Know About Speed Rack
From Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, Co-Founders of Speed Rack
What is Speed Rack?
The service industry can sometime be thought of as a man’s world. With Speed Rack, which we founded in February of 2011, we have ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Nov 25, 2014
Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here!
If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and ... Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 07, 2014
Speed Rack is back with another bare knuckles competition in Washington, DC this Monday November 10! The national competition, started by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, where female bartenders compete to see who can make drinks the fastest, also raises money for breast cancer research, education and prevention- all while also spotlighting some hella talented mixologists!
The competition in DC will kick off Season 4 of Speed Rack's tradition and mark the beginning ... Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Nov 07, 2014
I first discovered the comedian Tig Notaro at the movies. NPR’s This American Life was being livestreamed at various Regal Cinemas across the country one evening, and so I took myself on a date. Not only did I go to the movies in my pajamas and not have to share my popcorn with anybody, but I also had my first laugh-till-I-cried moment with Notaro.
Best. Date. Ever.
Tig Notaro has been featured in BUST before, but in case you don’t know who the ... Read More
Every October, companies release products in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now, pink-washing (making products pink in the name of Breast Cancer awareness) can be a dangerous trend as we have seen in previous years and even recently. But here at BUST we have complied a list of fun items to purchase to look good and feel good. Why feel good? Our list donates 100% (yes, you read that right) of the proceeds to cancer awareness and research.
Stella & Dot ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 05, 2014
If you live in the L.A. area and you’re a fan of cocktails, rad ladies, and giving money to a good cause, you need to head over to Harvard & Stone tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 6th, at 9pm. That night, the ladies of Speed Rack—the national cocktail-making competition for female bartenders, which BUST profiled in our Aug/Sept issue—will be in town for a ridiculously fun charity event. 30 lady mixologists from across the country will converge to make Sailor ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 21, 2014
According to The American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. They also predicted there to be approximately 40,000 deaths from breast cancer in 2o14.
These numbers are scary. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and a woman with a family history of the disease, the presence of these statistics looming around the internet are all ... Read More
Warning: This post may not be safe for work.
A few weeks ago, we featured a powerful group of photographs of a breast cancer survivor bearing her beautiful body as a means of encouraging women (and men!) around the world; sadly, the woman was criticized for her near-nudity, causing her to lose over 100 Facebook friends. As a culture, we are surrounded by images of naked, overtly sexualized women, and yet honest portrayals of brave women battling this illness and ... Read More
On her 32nd birthday, Beth Whaanga was diagnosed with breast cancer; valiantly fighting back against the illness, she asked her friend, the photographer Nadia Masot, to take portraits of her nude body after a double mastectomy and hysterectomy as part of Under the Red Dress, a project designed to spread awareness about regular breast and pectoral examination. The beautiful series of images features Whaanga, a mother of four, gazing fixedly at the camera, ... Read More