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Are you tearing your hair out over abortion restrictions in Texas? I sure as hell am! The latest blow to women’s health has been dealt by Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who has signed off on a two-year state budget that prevents Planned Parenthood from participating in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. The joint state-federal program provides free cancer screenings for uninsured, low-income Texas women. A provision of the budget stipulates that clinics affiliated with abortion providers cannot receive funding from the program. Read More
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 shadow of cancer. Read More
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. Read More
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 a $2,500 fine. Read More
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 of the road to ultimate Speed Rack champion, to be determined at the finals in NYC. Read More
  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 comedian is, watch this video where she explains her love for the singer Taylor Dayne. 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 Strength Bracelet Stella & Dot’s Strength Bracelet is inspired by the power and loyalty of the elephant. Read More
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 Jerry rum-based drinks, and 50% of the night’s proceeds will go to the BustedFoundation, an L.A. breast cancer charity. Read More
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 the more frightening. 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 others are considered to be profane or wrong. It’s about time that changed. Read More
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