Erika W. Smith
Erika W. Smith

Erika is BUST's digital editorial director. She grew up in Michigan, went to Boston University and moved to Brooklyn in 2012 for her BUST internship. She liked New York and BUST so much that after her internship ended, she stayed in Brooklyn, kept freelancing for BUST, and rejoined the BUST team in 2015. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @erikawynn and email her at

Latest Articles:
02/08/2016 14:46:03While You Were Watching The Super Bowl, Jane Fonda And Gloria Steinem Held A Night Of Comedy For The Equal Rights Amendment
02/05/2016 14:48:34‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is Great, But Would Be Even Better If The Women Got To Talk More: Movie Review
02/05/2016 14:23:23Watch Jennifer Westfeldt And ‘Girls’ Star Greta Lee Dump Their Significant Others In A Taxi
02/03/2016 12:36:26Lola Kirke Talks ‘Mozart In The Jungle,’ Meeting David Bowie And Going Barefoot At The Golden Globes: BUST Interview
01/26/2016 12:11:12Why We Love Teen Vogue's Feminist Issue
01/25/2016 14:12:33Encourage Your Anglophilia With ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Judge Mary Berry’s Treacle Tart Recipe
01/25/2016 13:07:59Gloria Steinem On The ERA - 'The American Dream Has Never Included Everybody': BUST Exclusive Clip
01/19/2016 12:46:01‘Girl Meets World’ Star Rowan Blanchard Comes Out On Twitter
01/15/2016 14:03:57Basic Bitches Debut Badass New Song 'Fighter': BUST Premiere
01/15/2016 13:25:57Donald Trump’s USA Freedom Kids Have Nothing On American Girl Doll Molly
01/13/2016 12:41:33Neko Atsume Brings All The Cats To My Yard
01/08/2016 13:39:5810 Books We’d Love To See In Emma Watson’s Feminist Book Club
01/08/2016 11:52:47‘Plus Size Women Shouldn’t Do Yoga?’ This Video Proves All The Stereotypes Wrong
01/07/2016 13:52:3925 Zora Neale Hurston Photos And Quotes In Celebration Of Her 125th Birthday
01/06/2016 13:10:38Dolce & Gabbana Debuts Hijabs And Abayas, Knows That Muslim Women Love Fashion Too
01/05/2016 12:01:26Jaden Smith Wears A Skirt, Destroys Gender Roles In Louis Vuitton Campaign
01/05/2016 12:00:0010 More Lady Podcasts You Need To Listen To Right Now
01/04/2016 12:26:36The One Book You Need To Read After A Breakup
12/23/2015 13:52:12This Company Empowers Disadvantaged Women In Detroit - With Graffiti Jewelry
12/22/2015 15:00:06Gloria Steinem On The Road, Hillary Clinton And ‘The F Word’: BUST Interview
12/21/2015 14:45:375 Dark Holiday Stories To Cure Your Christmas Cheer
12/21/2015 12:00:00JK Rowling Loves Black Hermione Casting In 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child'
12/18/2015 12:17:30Lucky Jukebox Brigade’s New Song ‘Little Fangs’ Is A Must-Listen: BUST Premiere
12/17/2015 14:56:553 Cuban Cocktail Recipes To Make Your Winter A Little Better
12/17/2015 13:53:467 ‘Star Wars’ Female Characters We Love, Before ‘The Force Awakens’ Comes Out
12/17/2015 12:03:57The WNBA Needs More ‘Ass And Titties,' Fewer ‘Ugly’ Players, Says NBA Douchebag
12/16/2015 16:00:4810 Jane Austen Movies To Watch On Her Birthday
12/10/2015 14:19:30The Problem With Jennifer Lawrence And ‘Joy’
12/10/2015 13:00:00‘Serial’ Is Back!!!!!! Start Humming The Theme Music Now
12/09/2015 13:54:54Enter To Win This “Sisters” Prize Pack!
12/09/2015 13:46:25Enter To Win This “Sisters” Giveaway Pack!
12/07/2015 12:16:32Amy Schumer On Her Topless, ‘Stomach Hang’ Photo In The 2016 Pirelli Calendar: ‘Imma Be Me’
12/03/2015 13:00:00San Bernardino Was The 355th Mass Shooting In The US In 2015
12/01/2015 14:00:00‘They Never Thought Of Her As A Human Being’: BUST Interview With 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia
12/01/2015 12:00:00'Two And A Half Men’ Actress Holland Taylor Talks About Falling In Love With A Woman At Age 72
11/30/2015 17:00:00Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith Replace Naked Supermodels In The 2016 Pirelli Calendar
11/30/2015 10:00:00Lake Bell On Acting And Directing After ‘In A World...’: BUST Interview
11/25/2015 16:00:00Princess Superstar’s New Album Is ‘Revolution Disguised As A Kid’s Record’
11/25/2015 13:00:00The Affordable Care Act Means That Cervical Cancer Is Getting Caught Earlier. Thanks, Obama!
11/25/2015 11:00:00'Hey Arnold!' Is All Grown Up And Hot - With Tattoos, A Beard And A Man Bun
11/24/2015 15:00:00When Lily-Rose Depp Came Out On Instagram, Johnny Depp Wasn’t Surprised
11/24/2015 12:00:00Would You Wear Bacon Scented Underwear?
11/23/2015 10:00:00Jordan Davis Was Murdered. Now, His Mother Fights For Gun Control: BUST Interview
11/20/2015 17:30:00Felines Of New York Shows You What Cats Would Say If They Could Talk
11/20/2015 16:00:00#ShoutYourAbortion Moves Off Twitter With Parties Around America: BUST Interview
11/19/2015 14:00:00Which Of These 10 Suffragette Women Should Be On The $10 Bill? Vote For Your Favorite Here
11/18/2015 10:00:00‘I Can’t Tell If It’s Healing Or Destroying Me’: Rupi Kaur’s Feminist Poetry
11/17/2015 10:00:00Ellie Kemper Returns To Her Improv Roots At New York Comedy Fest
11/16/2015 16:00:00These Snarky Embroidered Shirts Will Make You Smile
11/16/2015 11:00:00Glamour Women Of The Year: 9/11 Hero’s Husband Returns Award After Caitlyn Jenner Wins
11/13/2015 17:30:00Ingrid Bergman’s Daughter Pia Lindström Looks Back For New Documentary: BUST Interview
11/06/2015 17:00:00Kickstart Diversity Is Changing Who You See Onscreen: BUST Interview
11/02/2015 17:00:00These Photos Of 'Fawngirls' Are Eerily Beautiful
11/02/2015 14:00:00‘Bare’ Is So Much More Than Dianna Agron’s Nude Scenes: Movie Review
10/30/2015 15:25:03These Photos Of 'Fawngirls' Are Eerily Beautiful
10/30/2015 15:00:00Anthony Bourdain Explains Why Writing Food Is Like Writing Porn: BUST Interview
10/28/2015 15:00:00Facebook Bans Ads That Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness
10/28/2015 13:00:00Dianna Agron Departs From ‘Glee’ With LGBT Drama ‘Bare’: BUST Interview
10/27/2015 16:30:00Gloria Steinem On Feminism And LGBT Rights: “I Don’t See It As An Intersection, I See It As A Circle”
10/26/2015 16:30:00Women In Television Take The Spotlight At NYTVF
10/26/2015 16:00:00Jena Malone Talks ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘The Rusted’ And Her Screenwriting Dreams: BUST Interview
10/22/2015 16:30:00‘Hellevator’ Puts Game Show Contestants In A REAL Horror Movie: Interview With The Twisted Twins
10/22/2015 16:30:00Female Film Directors Take The Lead At New York’s Margaret Mead Film Festival
10/20/2015 15:00:007 Things We Want To See In The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Series
10/16/2015 16:30:00French New Wave Legend Agnès Varda Talks Collaborating With Jane Birkin: BUST Interview
10/16/2015 15:00:00Olga Kurylenko Goes From Bond Girl To Action Hero In New Movie ‘Momentum’: BUST Interview
10/13/2015 16:30:00Actress Nicole Smolen Survives Sex Trafficking In New Movie ‘8 Days’: BUST Interview
10/12/2015 14:00:00Win Two Tickets To Kitten N' Lou’s NYC Burlesque Show
10/09/2015 15:00:00Amy Marcs Gets Real About Breast Cancer In NYC Comedy Show ‘Nice Tits’
10/08/2015 16:30:00I Got Catcalled By A 12-Year-Old: BUST True Story
09/30/2015 15:00:00Transgender Cabaret Dancers Star In New Fuse Docu-series ‘Transcendent’: Interview
09/29/2015 15:00:00Gaby Hoffmann Stars In ‘Lyle,’ A Lesbian Ode To ‘Rosemary’s Baby’: Interview
09/29/2015 09:00:00On Newsstands Now: BUST October/November Issue With SNL’s Aidy Bryant
09/28/2015 15:00:00#ShoutYourAbortion Goes Beyond The Hashtag: Video
09/28/2015 13:00:00These Gorgeous Oil Paintings Celebrate The Beauty Of Trans Women (NSFW)
09/25/2015 15:00:00'American Masters: The Women’s List' Is Finally Here: Interview With Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
09/24/2015 17:00:00The Best Of The Worst ‘Stonewall’ Movie Reviews: ‘Whitewashed,’ 'Outrageously Misjudged,' ‘An Insult'
09/23/2015 15:00:00Your Instagram Feed Is Jealous Of This Beautiful Book Of Polaroid Photos
09/22/2015 11:00:00#ShoutYourAbortion Founder Amelia Bonow Talks Going Viral And Fighting The Trolls: BUST Interview
09/21/2015 13:00:00'Listening' Star Amber Marie Bollinger Talks Going Beyond The 'Sexy Girl': Interview
09/21/2015 12:35:26Win Tickets To The 2015 World Maker Faire + BUST Craftacular
09/16/2015 15:00:00Rosario Dawson Fights Fast Fashion With Studio 189: Interview
09/11/2015 13:00:00Plus Size Models Take New York Fashion Week: Interview With Ashley Graham And ALDA
09/01/2015 15:00:005 Reasons To Love Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels With All Your Feminist Heart
08/27/2015 15:00:00Amy Schumer And Jennifer Lawrence Are Making A Movie Together And We Couldn’t Be More Excited
08/24/2015 16:30:00Women Kicked Off Wine Train For ‘Laughing While Black’
07/25/2014 17:35:00Movie Review: Happy Christmas
06/30/2014 18:30:00Movie Review: We Are The Best!
06/30/2014 17:00:00Movie Review: They Came Together
12/14/2012 10:00:00Movie Review: Save The Date
11/30/2012 12:00:00Crafacular Vendor Spotlight: Jessy’s Pastries
11/30/2012 11:00:00Six-Year-Old Girl Asks Hasbro Why "Guess Who?" Is So Sexist
11/29/2012 15:00:00I Was Street Harassed By The NYPD
11/29/2012 13:00:00Alabama Woman Brutally Beaten — Was It Because She’s A Lesbian?
11/29/2012 12:00:00Make Your Own Twinkies — Without All The Junk
11/28/2012 15:00:00Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: With Care
11/22/2012 13:00:00Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: CanDid Art Accessories
11/19/2012 10:00:00Scientific Study Shows Scientists Are Sexist
11/17/2012 12:00:00Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: Dollsville NYC
11/16/2012 16:00:00Facebook Bans Woman For Outing Sexism
11/16/2012 14:00:00Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: SupergrEAT Greetings
11/16/2012 13:00:00What Happens When Women Are Denied Abortion? The Turnaway Study Finds Out
11/16/2012 12:00:00Your New Favorite Tumblr: Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls
11/15/2012 16:00:00Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: H.S. Chocolate Co.
11/15/2012 11:00:00A First For Washington: A Line In The Women’s Senator’s Bathroom
11/14/2012 16:15:00Contraception Is A Human Right, Says UN
11/14/2012 13:45:00Feminist Movements Most Important Factor In Stopping Violence Against Women, Study Finds
11/13/2012 10:30:00BUST Exclusive: World Premiere Of “Red Crust Ow” by JAN
11/12/2012 11:00:00Riot Grrrl Artist Nikki McClure Has Her First Solo Show
11/09/2012 12:00:00“I Want To Vote But My Wife Won’t Let Me!” Check Out These Vintage Suffragist And Anti-Suffrage Postcards
11/08/2012 16:30:00BUST Cover Girls Aubrey Plaza And Mary Elizabeth Winstead Interviewed Together
11/08/2012 13:00:00Check Out These Awesome Plus-Size Fashion Blogs
11/08/2012 10:30:00Leslie Knope Will Meet Joe Biden In A Sure-To-Be-Amazing Episode of Parks And Rec
11/07/2012 17:00:009-Year-Old Girl Is A Football Star
11/07/2012 15:00:00You Don’t Need A Ballot To Clean Your Sink Spout
11/07/2012 13:15:00YAY AMERICA!!!!!!! 10 Reasons To Get Really, Really, Really Excited About This Election
11/02/2012 16:00:00It's Madison Time! Watch Hairspray With BUST At PAJAMARAMA!
11/02/2012 15:00:00Awesome Art Project Reminds You To #GOVOTE
11/02/2012 14:00:00French Government Gets Anti-Sexism Training
11/02/2012 11:00:00Don't Discuss Bloomers With Every Man You Know
11/02/2012 10:00:0010 Reasons To Love November
11/01/2012 14:00:00Lilly Ledbetter Talks Equal Pay On The Colbert Report
11/01/2012 12:00:00Our Favorite Celeb Halloween Costumes
10/31/2012 12:30:00How To Help After Hurricane Sandy
10/26/2012 14:00:00Lena Dunham On Your First Time…Voting
10/26/2012 09:00:00Australian Documentary Team Auctions Off Virgins
10/25/2012 13:00:00CNN Says Women Vote With Their Hormones???
10/25/2012 09:00:00Boys Play With Dolls And Girls Want To Be Firemen: Growing Up With Free To Be…You And Me
10/22/2012 10:00:00Funny “Backbone Zone” Campaign Teaches Students Not To Use Sexist And Homophobic Language
10/19/2012 14:00:00Amherst College Rape Survivor Tells All
10/19/2012 13:00:00“We’re A Culture, Not A Costume” Campaign Reminds Us: Don’t Be Racist On Halloween
10/19/2012 09:00:008-Year-Old Stella Dresses Up As A Different Historical Woman Every Day
10/18/2012 16:00:00Horror Filmmakers And Fans, Get Excited About Viscera Film Festival!
10/18/2012 13:00:00Meet CoverGirl’s Most Inspiring Model, Cancer Patient Talia Castellano
10/18/2012 11:00:00Bake It In A Cupcake: 2 Delicious Recipes
10/17/2012 17:00:00Big Bird, Malarkey, and Binders Full Of Women: The Top Ten Memes From The Presidential Debates
10/17/2012 12:00:00Make These Salty Snacks: Bacon-Chive Bread and Kale Chips
10/12/2012 15:00:00The New York Times Says We’ve Achieved Size Acceptance On TV, Calls Mindy Kaling, Lady Gaga Fat
10/12/2012 14:00:00Pakistanis Hold Vigils, Show Support For Malala
10/12/2012 12:00:00Update: Malala Yousafzai in “Satisfactory” Condition, Three Arrested For Shooting
10/11/2012 17:00:00NYT Magazine Interviewer Asks Sexist Questions, Twitter Responds
10/11/2012 16:00:00In Her Own Words: Malala Yousafzai's Blog
10/11/2012 13:00:00Celebrate International Day Of The Girl With 10x10
10/10/2012 14:00:00One Member Of Pussy Riot Is Free
10/09/2012 10:00:00Famous “Kissing Sailor” Photo Shows Sexual Assault
10/08/2012 15:00:00“Suffragettes” To Descend On Parliament
10/08/2012 11:00:00Men Are From Cars, Women Are From Birds?
10/08/2012 09:00:00Is Pinterest Killing Feminism?
10/05/2012 12:00:00Read Your Heart Out: The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
10/05/2012 09:00:00Listen To These Ladies: AG, Maia Sharp, and Garrison Starr
10/04/2012 17:00:00Count 'Em: 365 Ways of Feminism
10/03/2012 15:15:00May The Force Be With You: Star Wars Origami
10/01/2012 18:50:46Read All About It! “The Good Girls Revolt” Teaches Forgotten Feminist Journalism History
09/27/2012 16:03:42Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: Mondays
09/27/2012 12:12:01Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: Loop of the Loom
09/26/2012 14:10:46Craftacular Vendor Spotlight: Rainbow Alternative And Night Owl Designs
09/24/2012 14:08:47Read This Book: Zadie Smith's NW
09/21/2012 15:42:57Song Of The Day: "Eclipse/Blue" By Nosaj Thing Featuring Kazu Makino Of Blonde Redhead
09/21/2012 15:24:59Subway Masturbators Are NBD, Says NY’s Highest Court
09/20/2012 16:00:00Check Out These First Ads For Famous Books
09/20/2012 11:29:07For All Your Internet Needs: The Interactive Feminist Bingo Card
09/20/2012 11:00:00FUCK! I'm In My Twenties: Emma Koenig Speaks For All Of Us
09/20/2012 09:00:00Rumor Has It: Burberry And Adele May Collaborate On Plus-Size Line
09/18/2012 17:00:00Get Ready To Die Laughing: Fred Armisen Is Penny Marshall
09/18/2012 10:00:00Pat Robertson Tells Man To Move To Saudi Arabia So He Can Beat His Wife
09/17/2012 14:00:00The OTHER Fashion Week: VICE's Fashion Week Internationale Makes Fashion Week Interesting
09/17/2012 13:10:00Women Take Over The Seattle Art Museum
09/14/2012 09:00:00Read All About It: Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer For Freedom
09/13/2012 17:30:00How About A DATE With A GOOD BOOK? Check Out These Vintage Library Ads!
09/12/2012 10:00:00Get Inspired By the Girls Write Now Mentoring Program
09/11/2012 17:00:00Doubletalk Alert! Cardinal Dolan's DNC Prayer Calls For An End To Abortion, Gay Marriage, Contraceptive Coverage
09/10/2012 13:00:00The Ultimate Collection of Women Who Rock
09/10/2012 10:00:00A Look Into The Life Of A Crazy Cat Lady: A Review Of Francine
09/06/2012 16:00:00Her-icanes and Him-icanes: How One Awesome Feminist Changed the Hurricane Naming System