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“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
Meet Molly Matalon, a prolific young photographer and recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts. Only 23 years old, Molly has already hit the ground running and made quite the name for herself with her slick frankness and incredible eyebrow game. I sat down with Molly and asked her a few questions about making it as a female photographer and her tips and tricks of the trade.  Tell us a little bit about yourself? Hi, I’m a 23-year-old photographer and lady living in Brooklyn, NY. I’m originally from Boca Raton, Florida. Read More
  Comedian Nadia Manzoor touches herself in public. It’s not an act of exhibitionism: It’s just a thing that happens when she pretends to be a devout, respectable religious teacher in her one-woman show, Burq Off!. Manzoor's autobiographical premier—which has been lauded as “Terrific!” by The Economist and called “A no holds-barred performance” by Vogue India—is a romp through her conservative Muslim upbringing, dizzy London nightclubs, and secret romances. Read More
Thousands of shoppers checked lots of gifts off their lists at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular Brooklyn. If you weren’t able to join us in person you can still shop ’til you drop from our amazing vendors’ online stores. One crowd favorite is TRIME. Noémie Jennifer makes modular, structural jewelry that’s fun and customizable for every occasion and mood. Each TRIME kit allows you to create a minimum of three variations of the same piece, by interchanging colors and/or shapes. Read More
  Raise your hand if you’re a fan of the occasional Throwback Thursday ‘gram? I know I’ve definitely posted a 20+ year old photo of little ol’ me rocking some serious 90’s swag: leggings, jean jacket, tattoo necklace, an adorable pair of baby Docs. It’s fun to reminisce not only about the trends of the era, but your own blossoming personal style from toddler-hood to preteen to high school rebel-mom-stop-taking-my-photo-I-hate-you-ugh. Read More