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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
  Model Ashley Graham just gave an incredible TED Talk on the importance of loving your body and the discrimination she faces on a daily basis in the fashion industry. Addressing an audience of over 400 people in Valencia, Spain, Graham discussed her struggles as a model and how she came to accept her figure as it is. She spoke about how the term “plus-sized model” made her feel like an outsider in the fashion world, despite having a successful modeling career. Read More
  Vanity Fair released its July cover today, featuring the stunning Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce. The Olympic champion came out as transgender in a now-iconic interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this spring. “I’m emerging as myself. Isn't that great?” Jenner said at the time. Now the transformation is complete, though the journey is barely beginning. Read More
An extremely talented woman was denied a film role because of her age, AGAIN. What the f*ck, Hollywood?! In a recent interview with TheWrap, Maggie Gyllenahaal spoke about this absurdity, stating, “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55.” That’s an eighteen-year age difference. Ageism is alive and well, people, and we don’t like it one bit. Gyllenhaal declined to reveal the name of the film, but we know it will cater to a particular audience. Read More
46-year-old Liverpool resident Sean O'Brien became known as the “Dancing Man” after photos of him were published online with the caption, “spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.” The photos drew the attention of body-shaming Internet bullies as well as of a group of ladies in L.A. who wanted to “do something special” for him. Roughly 2,000 women threw Sean a “VIP dance party” after tracking him down through their social media campaign. Read More