BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 15, 2014
When we talk about Harry Potter and JK Rowling, it is largely with high praise. Rowling is a powerful female author and creator of an entire fantasy world that has inspired countless people of all ages across the globe.
That's all fine and dandy, but Rachel Rostad wants to cut the shit and be the one to say what others won't, and highlight the series' lack of dynamic characters of color. Just listen to what she has to say:
Omg she is such a badass. When considering the reach of Harry Potter, it seems like a colossal waste to default to tokenized and flat characters of color. Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on Apr 04, 2014
We are so proud of these awesome women from the Rutgers University Slam Team and their powerful group poem: “Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems.”
In case you needed further proof that rape culture really does suck.
“Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems” has received over 95,000 views on Facebook, after gaining considerable popularity from being reblogged on Tumblr.
The poem was performed at the 14th annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) at the University of Colorado-Boulder on March 12-15. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 30, 2013
Happy Hallow's Eve's Eve, BUSTies! As another year comes to a close we don our carefully crafted outfits and munch on yummy candy, new controversies erupt over what costumes are socially acceptable or too revealing. And a lot of times, these conversations revolve around what women are entitled to wear. So before you head out tomorrow, take a listen to this awesome slam poetry from Washington D.C’s Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals 2013. Because despite how we feel about barely-there costumes and the like, we women are all in this together. Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 05, 2013
Award-winning slam poet Denice Frohman drops some fresh verses against gay hate. There's not much I can say about the video that doesn't speak eloquently for itself. Just press play. She'll make you laugh, cheer, and cry - all in three minutes.
image via leeway. Read More