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“OK,” says BUST photographer Ramona Rosales to actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani halfway through their shoot at a bar near his home in L.A. “Now it’s time to bring the sexy.” Raising his extremely expressive eyebrows, the 37-year-old replies, “I thought I was bringing the sexy. That was my 11. Read More
Civil rights activist and Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal has been revealed to be white—despite identifying as a Black woman, according to her parents. Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal provided the media with pictures of her birth certificate and personal photos of Dolezal when she was younger, that paint a very different image of what Dolezal actually looks like. The Dolezals say they are of European descent—Dolezal, however, says otherwise. She identifies as Black and says Lawrence is simply her stepfather and that her father is actually a Black man. Read More
Stock photos permeate what we see on the Internet every day, and Getty Images is one of the most popular online photo sources. This Father's Day, we're excited about their collaboration with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Together campaign. Together, they're working together to create and spread images of men as fathers in caregiving positions, such as reading with their kids, cradling a baby, or doing laundry. Last year, Getty created over 2000 images of women in more empowering roles than in typical stock photos; this year, they followed up with an equally important campaign. Read More
BUST interns even got in on the action! The latest selfie trend is here: People are taking pictures with tampons to break the taboo around menstruation. Why should we be ashamed about a natural function of our bodies?!Plan UK paired up with V Point News to start this trend. The companies want to not only address stigmas and taboos about period, but raise awareness for the millions of woman around the world who go without sanitary products. You can text TAMPON to 70007 or go online to donate £3 to the cause. Read More
What do a pack of cigarettes, an ex-husband, and the nation of Cuba have in common? According to last night’s Women of Letters, a literary salon, they’re all someone’s Greatest Teacher. For those unfamiliar, Women of Letters is an Australian non-profit that celebrates women’s voices and the (nearly) lost art of letter writing while raising funds for various charities. Each night hosts six different women who come write letters on a common theme, which last night was “My Greatest Teacher. Read More
We're heartbroken and infuriated by a recent video from McKinney, Texas, where a police officer—now identified as Cpl. Eric Casebolt—attacks and yells at teenagers attending a pool party. What really happened in McKinney? As you might suspect, the police and attendees have very different opinions. The video shows Casebolt chasing after young black men, forcing them onto to the grass and handcuffing them. Casebolt then grabs a girl in a bikini, indentified as Dejerria Becton, by the head and uses his weight to keep her on the ground. Read More
We met Caitlyn Jenner less than a week ago, her landmark Vanity Fair cover debut capturing the attention of readers and the Internet hivemind alike. The impact was instantaneous, spawning dialogue, support and scrutiny across the country and well beyond. Amid the chatter, roommates Crystal Frasier and Jenn Dolari offered the world a shift in perspective, not to mention a much-needed reminder. Read More
Gone are the days of wearing all black and extra layers when you get your period! No longer must you deal with annoying maxi pads or pantiliners! THINX has invented a product to end all that: special underwear designed either to be a back up for tampons and menstrual cups or replace them entirely, if you dare. Each pair of underwear has four layers to “ensure each and every pair is completely antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, leak-resistant, and absorbent.” Despite being really fancy-sounding, you can wash THINX like you would any pair of skivvies. Read More
The national finals of the women’s speed bartending competition, Speed Rack, are taking place in BUST’s hometown of NYC. You already know we’re gonna be all up in there like some mint leaves in a mojito. What goes on at this shindig, you ask? Two of the many mega talented, booze handlin’ babes face off in each round to see who can make the tastiest drinks fastest. Read More
Summer is here and we’re super excited to enjoy all the upcoming beautiful weather by going to the park and outdoor music festivals — or just kick it at the beach. (Finally! It was a long winter, right?!) Cue parasols: the fashionable alternative to sunscreen. We love that these babies protect our skin from the sun and keep us in the shade wherever we go. Not to mention, they're just straight up cute. Here’s some of our favorites — would you ever consider carrying one around? 1. This henna-design parasol: 2. This embroidered beauty: 3. Read More