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A few years ago, I fell in love for the first time. I was living in Brooklyn, NY and he lived in Austin, TX. As is the case with many long distance, star-crossed loves, it was an emotional roller coaster of a grey area relationship that inevitably ended in the most bloody crash and burn disaster of the heart I had ever experienced. Meanwhile, I was designing at a digital media company and still in the first few years of workshopping my knowledge and craft of drawing letterforms. Read More
  This Sunday's BUST Craftacular at York Hall in Bethnal Green will be full to the rafters with talented designer-makers (you can see the line-up here), but shoppers will also be able to try their hand at a new craft. Learn to knit with A Common Thread and make this super statement necklace in a cool recycled-jersey yarn (1-3pm, FREE). Get your glue and glitter on and "Pimp Your Shades!" with Use It Up. Wear It Out (2-4pm, £5 on the day). Read More
 Heads up BUSTies! Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, and although you shouldn't need another reason to celebrate the extraordinary maternal figures in your life, it's a great opportunity to show some gratitude. I mean, not many people can be tasked with changing your diaper, putting up with your teenage angst, listening to your long distance meltdowns, explaining how to fill out your W-2 AGAIN, coaching you through a six layer lasagna over FaceTime and still continue to shower you with infinite love and support. Read More
Periods aren't fun—many of us break out, get super moody, crave all the chocolate, spend an afternoon on the couch with cramps. But imagine having your period while being homeless, with no access to a clean bathroom or a place to shower, without a couple extra dollars to buy sanitary supplies. This is unfortunate the reality that homeless women face every single day, but three feminist Intagrammers are working to make things a little easier for this already vulnerable population of ladies. This week, Colvin Kuhn (@ms. Read More
Today it’s easy to find an app to log any metric you’re interested in: calories, menstrual cycles, steps taken in a day. But back in the mid-20th century, a young woman had only pen and paper with which to keep track of daily events, be they momentous or mundane. That’s where the “Him” Book pictured above came into play. The “Him” Book was a special notebook for teenage girls to — in the rhyming words printed on the wooden cover — “keep complete/a record of all the boys I meet. Read More
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