We know you’re busy kicking ass at whatever you do in the world, and we wouldn’t dare expect anything less from you. But all that ruling so hard can get in the way of some good ol’ internet reading, right? We got you, girl. Here are our top five stories from the week:1. Several brands are stepping up and embracing body diversity, both in their ad campaigns and in their products. We’re especially excited about these six. 2.  What can we ... Read More
  To say women of color are underrepresented in science and tech fields is a gross understatement. Black women fill just three percent of computing jobs in the U.S. And according to a recent study, despite expressing interest in STEM fields in higher numbers, black women are less likely than their white counterparts to obtain degrees in those fields. That’s why, as a biotech professional with a degree in engineering, Kimberly Bryant, 48, was ... Read More
  It’s been a big week in female superhero universes. First Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider, and now Catwoman has come out of the closet as bisexual! In issue 39 of the Catwoman comics, Batman’s anti-hero kisses another woman. Genevieve Valentine, who took over the character’s spinoff  in October, couldn’t be happier that she’s established Selina Kyle as a “cannon bisexual,” which she describes as an ... Read More
Some men are so keen to speak on behalf of women’s bodies, but they sure do know jack-squat about them. This was recently proven by Idaho State Rep. Vito Barbieri during a hearing for a bill prohibiting the prescription of abortion drugs via telemedicine. Dr. Julie Madsen, speaking on behalf of using web-cams for prescribing drugs, was explaining the pills used in colonoscopies that allow doctors to see its progression through the intestines. This is when ... Read More
Recently starting its second season, Broad City has managed to captivate audiences with its outrageous sketches, hilarious guests, and all around feel good vibe. Creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are magnetic, and though they are blowing up big these days, they come from a humble place. "During the webseries we were never viral. It was always just the quality of viewers," said Ilana Glazer in an interview in which she and Jacobson talked about the ... Read More
It's no secret that we live in a world where the media constantly, repeatedly, over and over and over again (do you get the idea?) forces one narrow idea of ‘beauty’ in our faces. Last year, Victoria’s Secret made the mistake of marketing that image as the “perfect body,” and naturally, people got upset. First of all, as a culture we’d probably all benefit from erasing the word “perfect” from our vocabulary. And ... Read More
The embalming process has been around for ages: The Egyptians, ancient Ethiopian tribes, and aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands back in 900 BC were all early practitioners of preserving their dead. Though the methods of the past were crude at best, the “art” of embalming has become a less disturbing job (emphasis on less), and while we don’t remove the brain and stuff the skull with resin as was done in ancient Egypt—it’s ... Read More
In 1973's Spiderman Universe Earth 616, Gwen Stacy dies in the infamous clash between Spider Man and Green Goblin. You would think that 40 years of comic book decay means the iconic character looks too ghastly to resurface, but that isn’t what writer Jason Latour and artists Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi decided.  Despite being nervous about touching long-gone Gwen, Latour--who grew up idolizing white-male superheroes--realized that if ... Read More
Is there a better way to gear up for spring than with chartreuse armpit hair?! Probably, but we can't help but feel inspired by what these girls on Instagram have been hiding under their winter sweaters. We're excited to see this trend peeking out of tank tops, and you can bet we'll be giving it a shot on our own radical locks here at BUST, if we can find a safe, chemical-free method of our own. Stay tuned for a potential how-to, but for now, check out these ... Read More
SoKo knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it. When I visit her hotel room in Manhattan, the French singer/musician/actress sends everyone else out of the room and invites me to sit with her on the bed. “If I do this,” she says, “I want to be able to connect.” It’s this insistence on connection that’s won the 29-year-old so many diehard fans. Born Stéphanie Sokolinski in ... Read More
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