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  My period of Period Envy began when I was six years old. Bubbe wouldn’t let Mom or my sister, who was ten years older than me, water the plants at certain times of the month. They always blamed bitchiness on “periods,” and right in front of my watchful eyes, they casually rolled up their bloody Modess sanitary napkins into neat bundles swaddled in toilet paper. Then they’d pin a fresh one into the crotches of their waist high undies either because they didn’t know about...
I’m in an open relationship, which means my partner and I have used the age-old form of verbal communication to come to an arrangement where we’re allowed to date other people. Non-monogamy isn’t for everyone, but it seems to work for us. I’m in my thirties and have enjoyed having another go at dating now I’m (supposedly) older and wiser. Back when I was dating ten years ago, Tinder didn’t exist. I somehow met people in pubs — I shudder at the thought now! As...
  One night in 1894, while on the mail route from Ramsgate to Dover, the driver of a mail cart was attacked by two armed men.  According to the Leeds Times, he was “cut about the head and face” and then struck in the back of the head with a “heavy implement.”  He was later found unconscious on a roadway near Sandwich.  What the thieves intended to steal from the mail cart is unclear, for they were ultimately thwarted in their goal. Having seen them attack his...
  Dan Clay, also known as “Carrie Dragshaw”, never expected to become a queer Instagram icon when he moved to New York City about 9 years ago. Clay began watching Sex in the City right around the time he moved to the Big Apple, which happened to also be at a formative time in his life. “Even though I had been out before moving to NYC, coming out is a process, so moving here did kind of coincide with my coming out and coming into my own,”...

  The German capital of Berlin, once infamously described by former mayor Klaus Wowereit as “poor, but sexy,” can feel as if it’s straining at the seams with people pouring in to start art galleries, organize festivals, or open up cocktail bars. Roll up with any esoteric interest or wacky dream and you’ll find a crowd that gets you. Traces of history and the city’s divided past permeate most everything, but the Berlin of 2017 is fun, hyper-tolerant, and welcoming to all. Companion Coffee DRINKCoffee culture has hit...
  Working with resin seems intimidating at first, but once you try it, you’ll want to dry every flower you see and turn it into jewelry. If you aren’t up for the challenge and still want the look, there are tons of gorgeous pre-made pieces straight out of someone else’s garden that are ready to rock. Materials: Silicone mold (look for candy molds in the baking section of a housewares store or at Michael’s)Resin mold release sprayClear resin kit (this will come with 2 bottles of solution)Clear...
  This portrait series captures the vibrant and unflappable style of female skateboarder, Kabrina Adams (also known as "Moonbear" among her peers — follow her on Instagram here). She’s a founding member of the all-female NYC skateboarder crew, Skate Kitchen, and an active videographer and DJ. We shot the series back in late October while the weather temperature was still fairly moderate. For location, I chose to pluck her out of a skatepark environment and shoot her on the streets of Manhattan’s Chinatown, a colorful and...

    There's nothing better than cozying up with a warm blanket and a good book, and these products will make the experience even better. Find these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular on December 9 and 10 at the Brooklyn Expo Center.   1. Hearts Insurgent Soap by Latherati Soap, $6.00 Each product has been tastefully inspired by classic literature and handmade by Julie Grogan. WIth organic and enriching ingredients, such as vanilla, rosewood, jasmine and so much more, these aromatic fragrances will evelope you and leave your skin irresistibly smooth...
When you're holiday shopping, don't forget to buy a gift for yourself! Find these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 9 and 10. 1. Grow a Pair pin by Jazzelli Designs, $9.99 After a bad day, every girl deserves a good online shop to purchase something to empower her so the next day is a little bit better. Jazzelli does just that. This fun accessory shop was created by the couple Sarah Buzzelli and Jasmine Jackson to empower their customers to expresses...
  In today's political climate, it is an absolute necessity for each and every American to rise up, #resist, and vote. That's why we're stoked to be teaming up with HeadCount at the BUST Holiday Craftacular. Spearheaded by the talented Morgan Howard, HeadCount will be registering voters at our event all weekend long! Here, BUST Craftacular co-ordinator Janeth Gonda chats up Ms. Howard about using the power of music to get out the vote. Tell me a bit about HeadCount and the work you do, specifically with...
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