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Yesterday, actress Caitlin Stasey wrote a story for Jezebel about her recent altercation with a misogynist magazine editor. Earlier this year, Stasey launched a website called Herself.com, which is a “safe space for women of varying backgrounds, body types and belief systems to amplify their concerns, wishes, dreams, complaints and woes—a platform dedicated to expanding the scope of visible female experience and of visible female bodies.” According the Stasey, “The courageous, luminescent women you will find there are nude, shot by female photographers. Read More
Amy Herrmann, an Australian photographer, is trying to photograph 100 women for her “Underneath, We Are… Women,” series. And, she plans on photographing them in nothing but their knickers. Herrmann’s project was created to photograph a diverse group of women from all walks of life: skinny, fat, short, tall, mothers, trans, tattooed, scarred, young, old. The end goal is to “[showcase] the amazing diversity that is the female form. Read More
It all started when Tamar Anitai shared via Instagram this disturbing photo she found in Oprah Winfrey's, O Magazine. The image accompanies advice from O's April issue, stating that crop tops can only be worn, "if you have a flat stomach." As if!  Within a few days, Anitai's post went viral along with her advice to "stop telling women what to wear," and "wear what you love, what makes you feel confident." It wasn't long before #RockTheCrop became a trending hashtag. Read More
For about half a century now there’s been one image following feminism and constantly reinventing itself: That image is Norman Rockwell’s painting of “Rosie The Riveter.” The real-life inspiration and model for this painting was Mary Doyle Keefe, a single mother, actual riveter, and one of our favorite feminist matriarchs. And on Tuesday, April 21st, Keefe passed away. We thank her for her landmark contribution to feminist history, and her lifetime of empowering acts. She passed away in Connecticut, with nothing short of a monumental existence behind her. Read More
BUSTies, unite! We’re extremely excited to be media sponsors of the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference happening in Arlington, VA (right outside of DC) this weekend. This awesome event will be a great opportunity for young feminists to network with like-minded ladies and learn about important issues women are facing in our country and around the world. Also, the lineup of badass female speakers in attendance is pretty incredible: - Feminist theorist Kimberle Crenshaw (sa-woon)- U.S. Read More
Well, this is awesome: Former Olympic swimming champion and gay rights activist Casey Legler has been making a name for herself in the fashion industry as a successful male model. At six foot two, the 37-year-old French-born New Yorker became the first woman to be signed exclusively as a male model. As Legler explained to ABC Australia, “I was put in men's clothes because I fit in men's clothes. The only thing that's particularly unique is that I'm biologically a woman. Read More
It doesn’t get much more adorable than Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt in Tina Fey’s new Netflix series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From her bright flowery outfits to her relentlessly upbeat attitude, Kimmy never fails to lift our spirits and remind us that everything will be okay if we just stay true to ourselves. And while in true-to-form sitcom fashion, the show has no shortage of silly (and amazingly weird) jokes, it also has a ton of heart. Read More
BUSTies, meet Alyssa Carson, your new role model. Although she’s only 13-years-old, Alyssa already has huge ambitions. She plans to be on the first human mission to Mars, which is predicted to take place in 2030. Despite her young age, Alyssa means serious business. She has gone to more than 20 space camp sessions and has become the first person to attend all three NASA world space camps. Alyssa studies space history and modern scientific developments. And despite her seemingly busy schedule, she has time to play soccer and piano. Read More
When 23 year old badass Shelby Swank was left by her fiance five days before their wedding, what did she do? Well, she knew “a pity party was the farthest thing from what [she] wanted or needed.” So at her photographer Elizabeth Hoard’s suggestion, she gathered her family and friends on November 1st, the day of the intended nuptials, and together they trashed her wedding dress. A day that could have been spent in mourning, with plenty of ice cream and wine, was instead embraced. Read More
Ready for the next wave in fashion? ALDA, a group of five fierce models—Ashley Graham, Danielle Redman, Inga Eiriksdottir, Julie Henderson, and Marquita Pring to be exact—are staying ahead of the curve by embracing their curves. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of what these five gorgeous gals had to say on-set at our photo shoot and read more about the inspiring collective in our February/March issue, on newsstands now! Click on the images below to check out the photos from the shoot—the full story appears in the February/March 2015 edition of BUST Magazine. Read More