The stunning results of the presidential election have galvanized us here at BUST HQ to stand up to sexism like never before—and our new “Revolution” issue is all about fighting for our rights and coming together as women. On the cover, we’ve got Nadya Tolokno, the infamous Russian rabble rouser who was imprisoned for her feminist performances with her punk band Pussy Riot. Inside, we’ve got exclusive interviews with bell hooks, Harsh Crowd, and Ty Segall; a helpful guide for newbie activists who want to fight the power; a revealing investigation of the racial divides that plagued the suffrage movement in America; and an intriguing essay about balancing motherhood with a career in BDSM.
Nadya Tolokno, of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, shares her wisdom on turning art into protest. By Erika W. Smith
A woman’s guide to protest, activism, and civil disobedience from fierce babes who have been there before.
A professional dominatrix grapples with changing desires when she trades in her floggers for baby bottles. By Yin Q.
Groundbreaking author, academic, and activist bell hooks weighs in on womanhood in the era of Donald Trump. By Lux Alptraum
For American women of color, the suffrage movement was almost as hard to access as the voting booth. By Sabrina Ford
Casual glam looks modeled by rock goddess Kim Gordon. Photographed by Annabel Mehran, Styled by Turner
ON THE COVER: NADYA TOLOKNO SHOT IN L.A. BY JEANEEN LUND; STYLING BY KIME BUZZELLI; BALACLAVA: GRAVITY TRADING; VINTAGE SWEATER: NEW/FOUND.
2ND PHOTO: PANTSUIT: RALPH LAUREN; METALLIC SHOES: PSKAUFMAN; WILD FEMINIST T-SHIRT: WILD FANG; JEWELRY: VINTAGE.
TOC: SHANNA FISHER (TY SEGALL); MEGAN SENIOR (PAPER FLOWERS); ILLUSTRATION: ADA BUCHHOLC