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Our Icelandic queen, Björk, is back at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC for her very own retrospective! I had the opportunity to check it out the other day, and honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I was handed an audio guide with headphones and there was a vibrant buzz around the MoMA as I followed the bright pink wall toward the Björk Songlist exhibit. After a brief introduction, I stepped into the first space of the exhibit and was delighted by the sounds of Bjork's music. Read More
Surely some comic book fan woke up this week and decided they were going to set out to win BUST's heart. There's been news of all female spinoffs, characters coming out as bisexual, and now, members of are re-envisioning the bodies of super-heroines as more down-to-Earth figures.  When the team at saw Buzzfeed's Disney princess makeovers, they decided they should take these super-human ladies and give them some super human bodies. Their hope is that when viewers see these realistic waistlines, they will be able to better relate to the characters. Read More
It seems like worldwide ideals of beauty have been all over the news lately. Ester Honig, for example, asked 40 Photoshop techs in 25 different countries to edit her according their culture's standard to prove that there isn't one standard of beauty that extends around the world. Now, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc has taken Honig's project to the next level by traveling the world to capture women of all creeds in a series called The Atlas of Beauty. Read More
You’ve no doubt seen her somewhere—maybe in one of two episodes of ANTM, in pics on  her popular Instagram account, or in the giant Desigual ads on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Chantelle Winnie is a modeling force to be reckoned with, and it’s in part due to her rare skin condition, vitiligo. We’re so bored with used to the homogeneity we see among runway models, so Winnie’s quite obvious physical difference is a welcome departure. What was once a hindrance to her well being is now her source of empowerment. Read More
“Adipose: Of or relating to fat. / Positivity: Characterized by or displaying acceptance or affirmation.” This is the inspiration for photographer Substantia Jones's incredible photo series, The Adipositivity Project. When Jones first began her project, she knew she wanted to create change, but she didn’t fully grasp what that change would be. It was only once she began photographing women and hearing their stories of body shaming that her goal became clear: to encourage self-acceptance and broaden our culture’s strict definition of outward beauty. Read More
In a world where it seems we’re always being told what to fix about ourselves, it’s hard to imagine a professional photography studio that actually celebrates diversity among women’s bodies. So when we came across Shameless Photography, a Bay Area and NYC-based studio specializing in pin-up and retro boudoir photography, we were more than a little surprised (in the best possible way). Sophie Spinelle left her career in progressive policy to form Shameless in 2009. Read More
  Think about the women you know in your life: How many have experienced rape or sexual assault? Since even one isn’t okay, odds are it’s a number way above the realm of acceptable. And that’s just the women whose stories you know. An unusual but welcome creative combination graced the stage this weekend at Sundance Film Festival in the name of solidarity for survivors. Read More
Goo, guts, and bloody insides bare themselves in total messy terror in Jaimie Warren’s latest photo exhibition, Jaimie Warren’s Horrorfest 2015. Definitely accustomed to the wow factor that is her work, we’ve seen (and love) all things Warren especially her series, Celebrities As Food & Food’lebrities, Totally Looks Like, and Whoop Dee Doo—just some of the epic moments of this photographer and performance artist. Check out some of the photos below (and freaky Pennywise look-a-like above) and get the full on, horror filled experience here. Read More
Rejoice, for the newly-liberated nipple is being joined by other body bits! Instagram is finally making some progress on its stance about what constitutes “obscenity.” Like the Victorian institution it has time-and-again proven itself to be, the company recently took down an account for the Australian online mag Sticks and Stones when it posted a pubic hair-prominent pic:   This censorship perfectly aligns with society's fucked up standards of beauty. Read More
Seventeen year-old Samira Omar suffered terrible burns to her head and shoulders in a bullying incident while at school in the United Kingdom. She was afraid that she would never heal, but after returning to Canada, came across a cosmetic tattoo expert named Basma Hameed, who changed her entire outlook on healing. Hameed suffered horrible burns herself at the age of 3,  and since then has learned and mastered the art of covering them up. Read More