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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
As a Columbia University sophomore, Emma Sulkowicz was sexually assaulted in her dorm room. Now a senior, she has carried the mattress she was raped on to classes and appointments as a part of her thesis, entitled "Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)," after the university failed to take legal action against her attacker. On Tuesday, Sulkowicz carried the mattress to Columbia’s graduation ceremony amidst cheers and applause. Sulkowicz has been drawing attention to an enormous issue on college campuses throughout her two-year performance project. Read More
Bad news for anyone who still uses their velvet-embossed, rainbow-colored Lisa Frank pencil case: The Lisa Frank corporation is not “upset so much as disappointed” that Frank’s artwork has been co-opted by the Feminist Lisa Frank blog, which is obviously an awesome explosion of bright colors, kittens, and female empowerment. The Lisa Frank Corporation has a history of messy PR: Jezebel ran a story about “the rainbow gulag” and the abuse of Lisa Frank HQ workers a bit back, and now Lisa Frank, Inc. Read More
Going along to today's BUST Summer Craftacular at York Hall in London? You could win this fabulous Rob Ryan print, along with a cache of other great prizes. Just sign up with your email to be in with a chance to win! Can't make the event? You can enter the raffle by Facebook and Instagram, too, so long as you are based in the UK (we can't ship the prizes internationally). Just head on over to our pages and like or follow us, then comment on our raffle picture that will be posted once the doors open at midday today GMT. Read More
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