on Aug 12, 2014
Nowadays, with all the extensive medical care, doctors and pain meds available for soon-to-be-mothers, pregnancy seems like a walk in the park! While about 200 years ago, pregnancy was almost like a death sentence, now the prospect of a childbirth-related death is almost unheard of, right? Actually, wrong.
Each year childbirth complications kill 4.3 million women and babies worldwide (just as a comparison, AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis kill 4.2 million people worldwide each year). Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Dec 04, 2013
The photographer Lauren Poor can rarely be contained by the medium of photography; she builds monuments to fairy worlds, and she’s even turned her own apartment into a magical universe all its own. In her recent series Shrines, she examines the intersection of photography and fantasy, reconstructing visions from her own childhood dreams. Through the use of painting, dolls, and costuming, Poor is able to transcend the photographic and enter into a realm of girlhood imagination. Read More
One of our fave photographers, Aliya Naumoff, is in the MTV Canada spotlight and we are lovin' it. You've definitely seen her work in the pages of BUST, including a classic portrait of Kathleen Hanna for a past music issue. She has also done work with Rolling Stone, Nylon, Vice and The New York Times, including poignant portraits whose sales went to benefit victims of the Haitian earthquake. Read More
BY Intern Courtney
on Jan 12, 2012
The earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago has created an aftermath of disturbing consequences for displaced women and girls. A report released today specifies the effect of sexual exploitation on displaced Haitian women and girls. The report was authored by MADRE, the Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV), Women’s Human Rights, Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law, the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law. Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman
on Feb 08, 2011
Valentines Day will soon be upon us. It is the day we spend marveling at the splendors of love in its many forms.
This year, why not celebrate love and compassion for all mankind?
This is what non-profit organization MOSTCHA is planning to do.
Show: Love, a unique, inspiring, and touching show of photography and film by Aliya Naumoff, with DJ Set by Santigold and DJ Devo Springsteen, is dedicated to raising awareness of the stories of people affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Read More
By now, you should be well aware of the devastation that occurred in Haiti last week from the massive earthquake that shook the small country. Across the globe communities are pooling resources in a massive effort to bring relief to the millions in need. For those of you in the New York area, one such effort is taking place this Thursday, January 21 in Brooklyn. Read More
BY Intern Sheila J
on Jan 13, 2010
The destructive 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday evening is reportedly affecting more than 3 million people in the small island country. Although the number of people killed is currently unknown (at the time of reporting), the expected death toll is “in the thousands.”Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere: almost 9 million of its citizens are living in poverty already, so people affected by the earthquake definitely need our help during this tragic time. Read More