How To Make A Scarf — No Knitting Needles Required

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Oct 24, 2016

Photo: Megan Senior; Model: Naimah Terry; Hair/Makeup: Mary Guthrie; Nails: Miss Pop; Dress: Modcloth; Location: The Landing at Industry City You don’t need knitting needles to whip up this quick chunky scarf! Whether you’re a knitter or a quitter, you can make this easy scarf using a technique called “arm knitting,” in which your limbs are used as giant knitting needles to create super-chunky knit fabric. It’s easy to learn, and best of all, it’s fast—you can complete a scarf in far less time than it takes to listen to… Read more
Progressive politicians in The United Kingdom have been pushing to lift the “Tampon Tax”. This tax that is applied to tampons because they are legally considered luxury goods. MPs, such as Paula Sherrif of the Labour Party, have been campaigning to reclassify tampons as essentials, such as toilet paper and medical supplies. The reclassification would have a significant financial impact (British individuals can spend as much as s £18,450 on their periods over the course of their… Read more
Tattoo flash, in particular, pin-up flash, has been a large part of Western tattoo history since the late 19th century. Tattoo flash can be defined as the repetitive American Traditional imagery that was developed by the legendary tattoo artist, Norman Collins a.k.a Sailor Jerry. Typically, tattoo flash is done in the classic American Traditional style, which can be characterized by its bold black outlines and a limited color palette. American Traditional was the first tattoo style to be developed using a modern tattoo… Read more
When I was 14, I attended a Catholic high school in Minnesota. That's right, I was a Catholic schoolgirl. I wore the uniform and all. Think Britney Spears in "Baby One More Time," but instead of dancing and an exposed midriff, there was acne, pale skin and a fully buttoned shirt. Each day I rode the bus to and from school. My house was about a mile from my bus stop, which felt like 10 miles when walking in penny loafers. About a month into the school year, I was walking home from the bus stop when about halfway into my… Read more

Pussy Power At Trump Tower

By Rebecca DeRosa  In Living  On Oct 21, 2016

You’d have to be in a bunker in Antartica to have missed the latest scandal involving Donald Trump. A recording came out in the past couple weeks in which he brags to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush about how as a famous person he can kiss and grope women without their consent. He clearly knows how privilege works. He does not know how respect and consent work.These latest comments prove that he has not seen the horror film Teeth. Because if he had, he’d know that Pussy Grabs Back.That’s the name of one of the movements… Read more

This Is The Feminist Coloring Book You've Been Waiting For

By Eleonor Botoman  In Feminism  On Oct 21, 2016

Coloring books have gone from childhood hobby to adult guilty pleasure. Whether you like to bring your pencils along with you on a morning commute or simply use this as a way to unwind, Boss Babes, created by Michelle Volansky, combines our two favorite things — badass women and coloring. Have you ever wanted to color in Margaret Cho's tattoos? Or pick out a pantsuit for a Hillary Clinton paper doll? Then this book is perfect for you! Boss Babes is a great opportunity to learn about female innovators in a wide range of… Read more
Facebook/Emma Sulkowicz A year and a half ago, Emma Sulkowicz carried a mattress across the stage as she graduated from Columbia University. It was the culmination of a year-long performance art piece called “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight),” in which Sulkowicz carried a 50-lb. dorm mattress with her everywhere she went, pledging she wouldn’t stop until Columbia expelled the student who raped her in her dorm room — which never happened. Sulkowicz’s performance drew nationwide attention and, with a memorable… Read more
A Simple Life Ann Hui started out her film career working in television, creating short documentaries for organizations with the goal of cleaning up Hong Kong’s government misconduct. Since then, Hui has searched for ways to continue making socially conscious projects, whether they be film or television. Born in Manchuria in 1947 to a Chinese father and Japanese mother, Hui moved with her parents to Macau and then Hong Kong. In 1972, she received a master’s degree in English and comparative literature at the University… Read more
Birth of a Nation The epic rise and fall of actor and filmmaker Nate Parker is currently still in the stages of grief and disbelief. How can it be that someone equipped with such brilliance, and with the evidence of his entrance into the esteemed walls of Hollywood’s elite — based on a dream come true — could also be aligned with a tragic mishap that cost only one life? Secrets and lies.Earlier this year, the buzzword was diversity. #OscarSoWhite gleamed in the landscape with the renderings of a mob that gathered to… Read more

Gloria Steinem Shares What A Hillary Clinton Victory Will Mean

By Gloria Steinem  In Feminism  On Oct 21, 2016

Gloria Steinem—Journalist, Activist, and Feminist Icon Hillary Clinton’s victory goes way beyond the obvious “first” of a presidential nominee from a major party. That could have been a Thatcher-like figure who succeeded partly because she didn’t represent most women. Hillary Clinton has been supported by voters from the majority of this country who have been excluded because of sex or race or both. Her candidacy is a long overdue move toward democracy. PHOTO: ANNIE LEIBOWITZ This article originally appeared in the… Read more
With the new erotic psychological thriller The Handmaiden, director Park Chan-Wook proves that filmmakers can take book adaptations in any direction they choose. He takes Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith and moves the setting from Victorian England to 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule — and it completely works. To reveal too much of the ever-twisting plot would spoil the film, but it centers around three characters: Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri), a poor Korean pickpocket; Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee), a young Japanese… Read more

These 12 Photographs Capture The History Of Knitting

By Eleonor Botoman  In Living  On Oct 20, 2016

Knitting is a skill that has been passed down through the generations and remains a special hobby for women both young and old. Although knitting has been around for a long time, only recently have photographers been able to document these knitters, and their circles, in action — from Hollywood movie stars to Victorian ladies. In her new book, People Knitting: A Century of Photographs, author Barbara Levine compiled 100 photos, tracking the history of different knitting traditions from the 1860s to the 1960s. Knitting… Read more
Like most post-debate days, many people today are focusing on Donald Trump's negative statements and offensive remarks during Wednesday's presidential debate (here's looking at all you nasty women out there). But let's not lose sight of what Hillary Clinton did last night. When the debate turned to abortion, Clinton adamantly, even righteously, defended women's rights over their bodies. During the final presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he supported overturning Roe v. Wade, the court case that… Read more

16 Tweets Celebrating Nasty Women Everywhere

By Eleonor Botoman  In Feminism  On Oct 20, 2016

Screenshot via Youtube As usual, last night's debate was a hot mess, but one particular moment of Trump's stupidity had the Internet laughing and rolling their eyes. During a response to a question about Social Security of all things, Trump grew flustered at Hillary's jab about his unpaid taxes and — rather than respond with some maturity — he decided to call his fellow presidential candidate a "nasty woman." Hillary Clinton supporters immediately took to Twitter to poke fun at the ridiculous insult. "Nasty woman" has… Read more
via Women's Project Theater, photo by Carol Rosegg You may know Lisa Lampanelli from her standup routine, from her bold-and-brazen presence at Comedy Central Roasts, or from her roles in quite a few blockbuster comedies. Her comedy is tough, unapologetic, and doesn’t pull any punches — but what else would you expect from comedy’s self-proclaimed "Lovable Queen of Mean"?Lisa, however, has now entered a new realm of art and writing: Off-Broadway theater. In her play, Stuffed, she takes on issues of food, body image,… Read more

23 New Albums You Need To Get In Your Earholes This Fall

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Oct 20, 2016

THE BUST GUIDE MUSIC REVIEWS OF OUR FAVORITE NEW ALBUMS! AGAINST ME!Shape Shift With Me (Total Treble/INgrooves)BUST Rating: 3/5 Following up their critically acclaimed album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, punk band Against Me! is back with their seventh studio release, Shape Shift With Me. Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace discusses the death of relationships on tracks like “Boyfriend,” while demanding her authentic self be recognized with screaming vocals on “Delicate, Petite & Other Things I’ll Never Be.” In “Norse Truth,”… Read more

A 'First Date Kind Of Girl'

By Alexandra Lenihan  In Sex  On Oct 20, 2016

Sex & the City “So, then, I’m leaving his apartment this morning, and he says, ‘I didn’t think you were a first date kind of girl.’”My best friend and I were having breakfast at a diner after she had a fun night out. She had been talking to Jacob for a week on a dating app when he asked her out for drinks. They met up. She liked him. He invited her back to his apartment. She met his dog. She stayed over, and she had sex with him. That’s what lead him to express his surprise that she was a “first date kind of… Read more
Tim Curry in the Rocky Horror Picture Show As FOX prepares to release their updated made-for-tv version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I can’t help but remember by own pilgrimages to the midnight move as a teenager in the early ‘90s. Armed with some of the necessary audience participation props — water pistols, rice, and toast — my group of friends entered the time warp (hey, my folks let me break curfew for the movie!) while letting loose singing, shouting and throwing things for 100 fabulous minutes. Recently, I… Read more
The first night that we spent together, I couldn’t stop crying. Turned over on my side, I felt him stroke my back from the other side of the bed. “No matter what happens, I won’t stop caring about you,” he mumbled in a voice that only made me sob harder. Later, I thought about that moment a lot. I wanted to go to Norway and hang his picture in the streets — warn all Asian women Tindering in Oslo. We had matched seven months earlier, and at a time in my life when I scarcely turned on the lights in my room, I had come… Read more

9 Pampering Products For The Spookiest Season

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Oct 20, 2016

PAMPERING PRODUCTS FOR THE SPOOKIEST SEASON 1. The Hex FilesEvery witch worth her black salt should keep this potion—a face tonic crafted with rose water under the new moon and available in three scents (woodsy Timber, citrusy Cypress, and lavender)—on her vanity.Rose and Cross Revival Tonic, $6, occulux.etsy.com 2. Pool of BloodTurn your bath into a murder scene by dropping one of these blood orange and coconut milk bombs—with coconut oil and mineral-rich clay—into the water, because even vampires like to vamp.Blood… Read more
Amber Tamblyn—Poet, Director, and ActorJoan of Arcadia, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I want to tell you a story. A story about a woman. Once upon a time, there was a young woman not unlike most young women—inquisitive, strong-minded, and hungry for the experience of life. The young woman lived and learned in every way she could. She went through different lifestyles, social circles, fashions, and political beliefs. The young woman, like most young women, came out of college with an ambitious fire burning… Read more

On Getting Dumped

By It's Not Personal  In Sex  On Oct 20, 2016

I've had my share of let-downs in life. Off the top of my head, I can think of several: always being picked last during gym class; realizing we couldn’t always afford the Sunny D, and thus having to settle for generic, store brand juice; finding out that Santa Claus wasn't real. Sure, these all seem like insignificant stressors that can be ignored with little effort. Maybe they were; who knows? However, I realize now, as a poor excuse for an adult, that I never really understood true disappointment until I was old enough… Read more
When you take into account the events of these past few weeks, what with Donald Trump’s “Grab Her By The Pussy” "locker room talk" and other accusations of sexual assault presented against the Republican nominee, it’s fair to say that most women want to keep politics (and politicians) as far away from their pants as they can. However, Industry Standard, a denim brand based out of New York is challenging this notion in the best way possible—by embroidering their jeans to endorse Hillary Clinton. Industry Standard was… Read more
Amy Schumer called Donald Trump an, "Orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster" in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, and some of her audience members were not thrilled about it. During the Tampa performance the comedian invited an audience member who supported Trump on stage with her. When Schumer asked him if he was worried about Trump's temperment and impulsivity, some audience members began to boo, resulting in many walking out. During her Tuesday show at Madison Square Garden, Schumer read an open letter she… Read more
While Daenarys Targaryen is great and all, you don’t need to hail from Dragonstone in order to recreate her famous hairstyle for yourself. With the help of Sarah Hiscox and Willa Burton, the creators of The Braid Bar and the authors of The Braid Book, anyone can master this warrior-inspired hairstyle. Follow their instructions below: To begin, you will need a wide-toothed comb or hairbrush as well as priming spray, a fine-toothed comb, crocodile clips, and elastic hairbands. Start by detangling your hair and spritzing… Read more

These Photographs Of Naked Dancers Will Amaze You

By Patricia Affriol  In Arts  On Oct 19, 2016

Placing inhibitions aside, photographer Jordan Matter captured hundreds of the most talented dancers in the world as they stepped out of their comfort zones and bared their beautiful bodies to the mystery of the night. Matter's daring book, Dancers After Dark, consist of 150 thrilling and breathtaking photographs of professional dancers and performers posing naked at night. It's a celebration of the outrageous, the unlikely — and courage to say yes, absolutely yes — to danger, to exhilaration, and to thrill. The… Read more

5 Reasons Why Nasty Galaxy Belongs On Your Coffee Table

By Devon Preston  In Books  On Oct 19, 2016

Ten years ago, Sophia Amoruso created an eBay store called “Nasty Gal Vintage” out of her small San Francisco apartment. Today, Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal, a multi-million dollar online retailer, as well as a published author. In 2014, Amoruso published #GIRLBOSS, an autobiography of her impressive career odyssey, which has since become a manifesto for entrepreneurial young women. #GIRLBOSS was the guidebook to success, the “lean in for misfits,” says the Washington Post. However, Amoruso knew that there was… Read more

4 Spooky Snacks Perfect For A Horrifying Halloween Party

By BUST Magazine  In Eat Me  On Oct 19, 2016

Round up your besties for a night of frightfully delicious dishes! MEAT HEAD Ingredients1 plastic skull (ours is from amazon.com)½ pound prosciutto (the fattier the better because it helps the meat stick) DirectionsWash the skull with dish soap, rinse, and dry. Start by wrapping the inside of the jaw and underside of the skull in prosciutto; as you lay the meat down, smooth out any wrinkles. Try to overlap pieces and work with the natural curves of the skull. Once you have the underside done, flip the skull over and… Read more

Political Parties & Sex: Who has more fun?(Infographic)

By BUST Magazine  In Sex  On Oct 19, 2016

Much is made about the differences in political parties, but how does that translate to bedroom politics? Babeland surveyed its customers a few years ago and made some fascinating discoveries about the preferences by political party: Symbolic? When it comes to kinky play, these are the toys each party wants to try: 81% of Democrats want restraints 73% of Republicans favor blindfolds 63% of Libertarians are intrigued by gags Who’s the Boss? 20% of Democratic women vs. 13% of Republican women say they are more dominant… Read more

5 Tips To Becoming A Successful Negotiator

By Ellevate Network  In Living  On Oct 19, 2016

Scandal “You’re negotiating for your company?” I was in my 20s at a social gathering when that statement rocked my confidence. Sure, I wasn’t the "typical" kind of person you may envision negotiating in a conference room full of seasoned male managers, but was my effectiveness really defined by that difference? Without a doubt, a successful negotiation is the marriage between a scientist and an artist — namely the logic of a scientist and the creativity of an artist. The result of such a coupling produces the powerful… Read more

Hamilton's Hillary Parody Song Blows Us All Away

By Kelly Walters  In Entertainment  On Oct 19, 2016

Photo via @Lin_Manuel Lin-Manuel Miranda is no longer starring in Hamilton, but he's just as busy as ever. Miranda and his former co-star, Renee Elise Goldsberry, performed for Broadway's biggest stars on Monday during the "Broadway for Hillary" fundraiser. The duo rapped a parody of "The Ten Duel Commandments," (Or was it technically "The World Was Wide Enough"?) in support of Clinton, and urging people to vote this November. For fans of the show, the opening "One-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine/There are ten… Read more

Le Tigre Releases Awesomely Punk Video Supporting Hillary Clinton

By Rosa Schwartzburg  In Music  On Oct 19, 2016

You may have heard the kick-ass news about Le Tigre’s reunion, first revealed during a conversation with Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves on a podcast with Talkhouse. Well, the band has returned, and their first new video in over ten years is a tribute to Hillary Clinton — entitled “I’m with Her.” Directed by Laura Parnes and produced by Tanya Selvaratnam (of Filmmakers for Hillary), and featuring Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, and JD Samson dancing in pantsuits and singing such choice lyrics as “Pass the wicked witch… Read more
Although the function and meaning of tattoos has changed throughout time, they have always existed as a cultural marker. In a modern western context, tattooing represents a reclamation of one’s body and a sense of autonomy. It's a field of expression that is much more accessible now because of social media such as Instagram. But female and gender queer artists remain underrepresented in the dominant discourse about tattoos. This list acts a directory, and hopefully the start of a more prominent female and genderqueer… Read more
Portrait of Elizabeth, Mrs Horsley Palmer, by Thomas Lawrence, early 19th century “Votaries and observers of fashion, but not her slaves, we follow her through her versatile path; catch her varied attractions, and present her changes to our readers as they pass before us in gay succession.” — La Belle Assemblée, 1812. Somehow, I cannot picture Elizabeth Bennet reclining on the drawing-room sofa, idly flipping through the pages of the latest issue of La Belle Assemblée or The Lady’s Magazine. And yet, if she had… Read more
Image via YouTube Rose McGowan, Amber Tamblyn, and other stars are featured in a PSA released earlier today aimed at countering the Fox News-driven media narrative surrounding the #TrumpTape. The 3-minute video, sponsored by the social media campaign Humanity for Hillary, wants you to know that Trump’s “locker-room talk” isn’t the harmless sophomoric boasting that Trump’s cronies would like you to believe--that it normalizes violence against women, and that it’s, “Not OK.” In the video, Amber Tamblyn puts it this way:… Read more

Little Girl Sees Trump For The Creep He Truly Is

By Patricia Affriol  In Feminism  On Oct 18, 2016

In a failed attempt to rebuild his reputation, Trump kissed a young black girl on stage during his latest rally in Wisconsin. Donald Trump invited a young girl from the audience to come up to the stage. Trump picked her up and kissed her cheek. He then tried to kiss her again, closer to her lips— she backed away, grossed out and disgusted. The girl was obviously not okay with Trump's slobbering lips on her face. Trump brought the girl up to the podium after fawning over her beauty. “By the way, that is the most… Read more

President Obama Updates His Resume With Stephen Colbert

By Kelly Walters  In TV  On Oct 18, 2016

President Obama is soon to be out of a job, no matter how much we want him to stay. So, like any good future employee who's entering the job market, Obama spent some time updating his resume on The Late Show on Monday, with the help of Randy the office manager (AKA master of disguise Stephen Colbert wearing a fake mustache). "Fifty-five, tough time to start over for a man," Randy said, before giving Obama tips on how to appeal to employers. Previous resume points like, "Brokering international deals" became, "Efficient… Read more
Comedy Central series Drunk History recently released an episode about the Stonewall Riots, one of the defining moments in the LGBT movement in the United States. The segment, commentated by the great Crissle West, is hilarious and informative, but what we're really loving about it is that it actually used transgender actresses to tell transgender women's stories (unlike some media). Alexandra Grey and Trace Lysette star as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera respectively, two of the primary transgender women who led… Read more

Wicked Witches Of The Left: A Brief History

By Kristen Sollee  In Feminism  On Oct 18, 2016

W.I.T.C.H. For many, the witch is a symbol of female power. Embodying the fear of women unbowed by patriarchy, the witch is also a symbol of female persecution, as women deemed witches have faced ostracism, torture, and death since the Early Modern era. At a time when more and more millennial women are engaging in witchcraft, trying out tarot, studying herbalism, and following the primordial cycles of the waxing and waning moon, “witch” has ironically returned as a damning epithet. In the most misogynous election… Read more
Rose McGowan—Actor and DirectorJawbreaker, Charmed, Grindhouse There are some people meant to be world changers, and Hillary Clinton is one of them. People think that the vilification of Hillary started when Bill Clinton ran for president and she came under scrutiny as a potential first lady. I submit that she’d been vilified long before then. Hillary dared to dream big as a girl and that doesn’t sit right in our male-dominated culture. When a girl wants more than her circumstances, she’s consistently knocked down. I,… Read more
For a few years now, I’ve been plotting out a video game about how the queer community responds to tragedy. It’s called Queer Quest. I was blindsided by the Pulse shootings. During the first few days of gut-wrenching aftermath, I took notes for the game. Notes about how my friends were responding, how I was dealing, and about how strangers were coping. Notes about how grief is queer. I felt so fucked up taking notes for my video game while processing my own sadness, as if researching my grief invalidated it. And then… Read more

10 Adorable Accessories Perfect For Apple Picking

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Oct 18, 2016

Celebrate fruit-picking season with these grunge-y goods! Keep it cool or hot in this personalized flask.WATER BOTTLE, $32, IZOLA.COM A perfect plaid for stuffing your stash.DAWSON BACKPACK, $69.99, SHOP.HERSCHELSUPPLY.COMCelebrate bad apples with a vintage-print sweatshirt.RED APPLE CIGARETTES SWEATSHIRT, $29.99, STRANGELOVETEES.ETSY.COM Apple-bottom jeans handcrafted in Raleigh, NC, by a husband and wife team.HAYWOOD JEANS, $225, RALEIGHWORKSHOP.COMSunnies for that golden-hour vibe.METAL SUNGLASSES, $9.99,… Read more

What We Can Learn About The Election Through Map Memes

By Devon Preston  In Entertainment  On Oct 17, 2016

It’s fair to say that social media has played a huge role in the 2016 election, both on serious terms and for comic relief. Social media has made scandals such as Trump’s “locker room talk” spread across the web within a matter of seconds and millennials have certainly played a special part in reacting to some of the shenanigans between the two campaigns. Last week, an email from Eric Trump was leaked, where he borrowed a graph from data journalism website FiveThirtyEight to show the results of the election if only men… Read more
Ched Evans' rape case reveals the ugly side UK football culture— and just how prevalent sexism is behind the scenes of these adored athletes. In 2011, the then 22-year-old Welsh soccer player was convicted of raping an inebriated 19-year old woman. The night of the incident, the famous player rented a hotel room with his former team-mate Clayton McDonald and a few of their friends. McDonald met the young woman on the street and brought her back to a hotel room to have sex with her. Evans joined in afterward while their… Read more
Rose McGowan made headlines Thursday after posting a series of tweets alleging that a prominent Hollywood executive raped her. The tweets were shared under #WhyWomenDontReport, a hashtag that sexual assault survivors are using to highlight how Trump campaign’s shameful attempts to discredit and belittle the women accusing him of sexual assault are an example of rape culture at its finest. In the tweets, McGowan shares that her criminal attorney discouraged her from bringing her alleged rapist to trial—the reason being… Read more
While movie theater cuisine is traditionally synonymous with buckets of buttery popcorn, overflowing glasses of Coca-Cola and super-sized candy portions, The Food Film Festival wants you to forget everything that you know about snacking at the cinema. The Film Food Festival is a “multisensory food and film experience” hosted at the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square in New York from October 20-23. This event is comprised of four days of film-foodie action, in which attendees watch films about food while… Read more

'Certain Women' Is This Fall's Best Feminist Film: BUST Review

By Katherine Barner  In Movies  On Oct 17, 2016

Certain Women has cinematically achieved something that is typically a difficult task. The film tells the stories of four women in three tales, stories that appear to be barely woven together yet they are, and each character brings the rawness of what it’s like to be a woman in a difficult situation. Like the subtle feminist theme, these struggles aren’t blatantly obvious ones: No one has a grave illness, and there are no soap-opera level events that are barely believable. This film does not distract with massive… Read more

What You Need To Know To Understand Economic Privilege

By Isabel Dieppa  In Living  On Oct 17, 2016

In 1985, when I was only a year old, my parents divorced. My mother was then 20 years old and came from a poor Puerto Rican family. My entire family on my mother’s side was uneducated, and at the time she did not have her high school diploma. My father was 27 and came from a blue-collar, middle-class family. Because of the divorce, I grew up between Puerto Rico and Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up, my cousins and I had very different lives. My cousins attended respectable Catholic schools all of their lives, while I… Read more

Norah Jones Returns With 'Day Breaks': BUST Interview

By Dave Steinfeld  In Music  On Oct 17, 2016

When we last left Norah Jones, she had released her fifth album, Little Broken Hearts. Her chief collaborator on that disc was Danger Mouse, producer extraordinaire and member of the bands Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells. Little Broken Hearts found Jones moving further away from her trademark piano sound and writing mainly about the breakup of a relationship. But that was more than four years ago now. Not that Jones hasn’t stayed busy since then; she has. At the end of 2013, she and Green Day frontman Billie Joe… Read more

What I Learned When I Stopped Wearing Makeup

By Alaina Leary  In Style  On Oct 17, 2016

I grew up in a makeup-free household. My mom didn't wear makeup, and my dad often said he preferred her without makeup and he didn't think women should be pressured into wearing it just to fit in. My mom was a free-spirited feminist who shunned most of the ideals about women's beauty that we're subject to. She often went without a bra. She washed her hair with simple shampoo and towel-dried it. Her typical outfit was a pair of loose jeans and an oversized sweatshirt with cats on it, or a T-shirt from the Melrose Fire… Read more
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