Last week, women around the world bravely shared their abortion stories as #ShoutYourAbortion trended on Twitter. The movement got started when Amelia Bonow shared her abortion story on Facebook after learning of the House of Representative’s vote to defund Planned Parenthood. Lindy West took Amelia’s story to Twitter with the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion, shared her own abortion story, and with the help of a few “co-conspirators” including Kimberly Morrison, a viral hashtag was born. But #ShoutYourAbortion didn’t stop there. Read More
Do oil paintings make you think of The Mona Lisa or The Venus Of Urbino? Artist Janet Bruesselbach is modernizing the medium with a series of gorgeous, full-body oil portraits of transgender women called Daughters Of Mercury. With the goal of “celebrating the beauty and diversity of trans women,” Bruesselbach is currently running her second fundraiser for the project on Indiegogo. Read More
Head chains are quickly overtaking flower crowns as the thing to wear on your hair. Making your own is easy; you don’t have to jump through hoops, just squeeze ‘em together!  What you need:- Flat nose pliers Small charm- 10" long chain for the middle (ours is a ½" wide decorative chain)- Two 9 ½" long chains Two 10 ½" long chains- One ½" long piece of ½" wide elastic Four ¼" jump rings Instructions: 1. Using flat nose pliers, open one of the jump rings. 2. Read More
  New to crafting? Don’t know where to start? Crafterschool might be the first stop for you at the BUST Craftacular, happening this weekend at World Maker Faire in Queens! Crafterschool creates craft kits to go. Not only do these kits have high-quality materials and easy to follow instructions, they also teach you skills you can use in the future when you craft on your own. Read More
"The Keeping Room," directed by Daniel Barber, tells the story of three women in the apocalyptic last days of the Civil War.  With all the men gone, two sisters (Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld) and their slave (Muna Otaru) are struggling to survive. Their tense peace is shattered when, in search of medicine, the oldest sister Augusta (Marling) captures the attention of two rogue Yankee soldiers. Read More
Grandma Written and directed by Paul Weltz Out August 21 Grandma is one of those rare films that’s entirely about women. There are a handful of men, but none appear in more than one scene. Instead, the story focuses on a family of strong, complicated women. Lily Tomlin drives the film with her performance as Elle, the grandma from which the film takes its title. Elle is mourning both the death of her longtime partner and her recent breakup with her much-younger girlfriend (Judy Greer) when her teenage granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), asks for help. Read More
  Need Friday night plans? We've got you covered. Tonight, tune in to PBS to watch American Masters’ The Women’s List, a documentary spotlighting 15 women who have made their mark on modern American culture, including Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Shonda Rhimes and Rosie Perez. The Women’s List is the latest in filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ List series, following The Black List, The Latino List, The Out List and others. Read More
This post includes spoilers for the film "Ashby." It ends with a touchdown and a kiss – as most teen coming-of-age movies do. But Ashby, written and directed by Tony McNamara, has A LOT more going on—so much that the whole film is a bit convoluted with different plotlines and themes. The film’s title character, Ashby (Mickey Rourke), opens up the movie by blacking out while driving his car. Soon, he learns that he has a brain tumor and three months to live. Read More
   We’ve done it for 6 years so it must be good! The BUST Craftacular is at the World Maker Faire in Queens, New York this weekend (Sat, Sept. 26th - Sun, Sept. 27th) for the sixth year in a row, and it’s going to be sweet. World Maker Faire is already an awesome gathering of people innovating every field from tech to performance art, and BUST just makes it better. There will be delicious food, delightful activities, and dope vendors from all over the country here to bring you their magic. Read More
From Paris Is Burning to Madonna to FKA twigs, voguing has entertained and fascinated us for decades. Now, you can learn how to vogue like the experts, thanks to this amazing gif guide from Javier Ninja. Javier, father of the House of Ninja, showed off his skills, grace, flexibility and New Way moves at the Standard, High Line's Standard Talks “Let’s Have A Ball” in New York this week - with Jack Mizrahi, Aisha Diroi Prodigy and Meeka Prodigy joining. New Way is comprised of four main elements: floor performance, dips, hands, and stretchhhh. Read More