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A series of images by Jaime Moore appeared earlier this year, showcasing the artist's daughter Emma dressed as historic females. Janine Harper and her photographer husband Marc Bushelle were among some of the people who stumbled upon Not Just a Girl after it went viral on the girl-wide-web. The photos inspired the two to create their own series—one that brings to light the historical black women our textbooks tend to forget. Moore's daughter as ... Read More
Everything is awesome when there are LEGO Supreme Court Justice ladies around! Maia Weinstock has created a set of customized LEGO figurines featuring the four women who have served on the Supreme Court Bench: Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Also included is a U.S. Supreme Court replica and SCOTUS library area. The aim behind Weinstock’s project is to inspire young women and girls to aspire towards ... Read More
Israeli Artist Amit Shimoni's HIPSTORY series is the talk of the town—and we can see why. Part ironic, part thought- provoking and part fun, his illustrations are colorful portraits of world leaders past and present. The twist? He depicts them in full hipster getup, from adding fitted jackets and flower crowns to full on facial piercings. We recently chatted with Shimoni about his inspiration behind the project and his plans for the female-centric SHEPSTORY ... Read More
As we women get older, culturally our value diminishes and, unless you happen to be Helen Mirren and have managed to hold on to that fountain of youth and relevance, younger models are brought in to sell images. Thankfully, some artists and projects—like Advanced Style—are promoting different styles of beauty. Young artist Sasha Frolova, a freelance photographer and actress based in NYC, had done a collection of photos featuring her ... Read More
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 ... 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 bulimia.com are re-envisioning the bodies of super-heroines as more down-to-Earth figures.  When the team at bulimia.com saw Buzzfeed's Disney princess makeovers, they decided they should take these super-human ladies and give them some super human bodies. ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
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