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Trish Burger is a creative and spiritual hynotherapist and artist who will be joining us as a teacher at the BUST School For Creative Living, which will take place December 8th and 9th during the BUST Craftacular Holiday at Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Trish will be teaching a workshop on past life regression, and will also have her crystal jewelry available for sale as a vendor. In this interview, Trish gives us an idea of her practice and what we can anticipte to experience with her. Hi Trish—can you tell… Read more

Meet The Vegan Makeup Brand Making Sustainability Beautiful

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Nov 20, 2018

I’ve been obsessed with reducing my trash output lately, but one area in my life feels particularly effed: beauty. So many products, so much plastic, so much waste. Which is why I’m raising my re-usable glass to Aether Beauty. This new makeup brand launched with just one product, but it’s basically perfect. The Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette ($58, aetherbeautyco.com) features 12 eye shadows—matte, shimmer, duo-chrome, and metallic—in varying hues of pink, beige, and purple-y gray. Not only are the ingredients… Read more
On October 8, 1929, Ellen Wilkinson, the Labour MP for Middlesbrough—commonly described as the "fiery particle"—gave a rousing speech on a visit to the Manchester, Salford and District Girls’ Club. Ellen was known for speeches that packed a punch. So it was no surprise that when talking about women in industry—hard-working, independent women—she summarised them in a pretty apt way: "The young woman who shrinkingly retired from view and distinguished herself by her love of housework, cooking and sewing lived up to an… Read more

Kimbra On "Primal Heart," #MeToo, And How She Stays Grounded

By Courtney Kocak  In Music  On Nov 20, 2018

Kimbra is still at the start of her Saturn return—she hasn’t even hit thirty—yet speaking with her, it’s clear she’s already wise beyond her years, and surprisingly relatable. The New Zealand songstress burst into millennial pop culture consciousness singing the refrain in “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the aching, xylophone-infused breakup anthem that was ubiquitous in 2012. Lesser artists would have succumbed to one-hit wonderness by now, but the Grammy-winning singer has gone on to put out a string of successful… Read more

Week Of Women: November 23-29, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Nov 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving week! While you're recovering from that turkey (or tofurkey) coma, enjoy some new movies, TV, books, and music. Our feminist-friendly picks for this week include biopics about Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren; new music from Karen O; and the latest novel by Anuradha Roy. MOVIES The Favourite This historical dramedy from director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, the Killing of the Sacred Deer) follows 18th century noblewoman Sarah Churchill, Duchess of… Read more
Romantic comedies are often polarizing because even though they are ostensibly made for a female audience, it’s rare to find one that actually tells the truth about women’s lives. But in real life, women are also out on these streets lying all the time when it comes to sex. Is this propensity to lie about our sex lives a social construct bolstered by rom-coms? Is life imitating art or is art imitating life? On this episode of BUST’s “Poptarts” podcast, Lux Alptraum, author of the new book Faking It: The Lies Women Tell… Read more

This Beauty Brand Is Using Skincare To Fight The GOP

By Marley Crusch  In Style  On Nov 16, 2018

Imagine, if you will, a world where you can obtain a radiant complexion simply by telling the GOP to fuck right the hell off. This is the world that Adeline Koh is working to create. A former academic, Koh founded Sabbatical Beauty to make high-quality Korean-inspired skincare more accessible. While their formulations have gained cult status for efficacy, the brand’s Facebook group serves as a haven for beauty lovers who support women, people of color, and the resistance as a whole. After a post-inauguration “diatribe”… Read more
Michelle Obama is an inspiration to countless women, including this writer. When I found out I had been approved to cover the kick-off to her Becoming book tour in her and my home city of Chicago, I was thrilled. The night was one of candid conversation and deep reflection. We all know Michelle Obama as the former First Lady, as a former lawyer, and as a graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton. We know about her life in the White House and the microscope she lived under for eight years. In her new memoir Becoming,… Read more

Flying While Fat: What To Know Before You Buy Your Plane Ticket

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Nov 16, 2018

Travelers come in all shapes and sizes, but airline seats, sadly, do not. I can personally attest to this, as a plus-sized woman who’s been squashed into tight spaces en route. Suffering in silence makes for a lousy trip, so read on for my best advice, plus some pro tips from a few fat-acceptance authors and bloggers. Who says big girls don’t fly? Research before you book Not all seats, planes, or airlines are created equal. Aircraft size matters. Smaller planes usually have smaller seats. And while Frontier Airlines… Read more
Anyone who has experienced painful or traumatic events in their life knows that the act of "going back" and revisiting the past can be a high-stakes move and is generally not suggested to be executed impulsively, or done out of whim, as it could disrupt one’s mental health. So, when I read that Monica Lewinsky is participating in a new docuseries titled The Clinton Affair, I found myself asking the same question that many had already asked her: Why? Well, Monica Lewinsky has a formidable reason. Now age 44, Lewinsky… Read more

Week of Women: November 16-22, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Nov 15, 2018

This week brings us some exciting, feminist-friendly new releases: the movie Widows, starring Viola Davis and directed by Steve McQueen; the premiere of the HBO miniseries adaptation of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend; new music from CupcaKke; and more. Enjoy! MOVIES Widows This thriller follows a group of women who attempt a heist to pay back a crime boss after their husbands are killed in a botched robbery. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Erivo star. Directed by Steve McQueen. Out… Read more
Alison Sudol keeps busy. Her former band, A Fine Frenzy, has garnered international acclaim, repeatedly breaking into Billboard’s charts. She plays Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, out today. Now, Sudol is launching her next project: recording music under her own name. We’re excited to premiere the track, “Escape The Blade,” from her new EP, Moon: The track carries her trademarks: haunting vocals, quiet contemplation, palpable yearning. The video, directed & edited by Samuel Aaron Bennett, teases… Read more

"Feminism Or Death": An Introduction To Ecofeminism

By Zoë Naseef  In Feminism  On Nov 15, 2018

By now many people have read and reacted to the recent U.N. climate report with crippling anxiety; I certainly did. In case you missed it, The New York Times reported that, according to the U.N., avoiding irreparable and catastrophic damage to the planet requires that we transform the global economy at a “speed and scale” that has “no documented historic precedent.” If greenhouse gas emissions are not drastically decreased, by 2040 the atmosphere will heat up by up to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above the earth’s… Read more

"The Second Shelf" Is Fighting Literary Sexism

By BUST Magazine  In Books  On Nov 15, 2018

For writer-turned-rare-book dealer A.N. Devers, collecting and selling titles exclusively by women is her way of challenging the male-dominated literary world. “It just became very clear to me one day at a rare book fair that [book collecting] is really messed up for women,” she says. “Essentially, the whole field is male, and they’re mostly interested in books by men.” In contrast, Devers’ online bookshop and quarterly print publication, The Second Shelf (TheSecondShelf.com), offers not only a way to get your hands on… Read more
The older I get, the more I’m struck by the realization that being an “adult” doesn’t mean you’re suddenly imbued with maturity and general confidence and know-how, that being of a certain age doesn’t mean that everything falls into place the way like it did for what seemed like every adult you knew growing up. Every vision we have of what it means to come of age, to become an adult, is derived from some kind of exterior model, of an amalgamation of societal expectations for what you should have done by now—whether… Read more
Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights, recently released by Verso Books, is everything I hoped it would be. This is an important read for anyone interested in feminism, labor rights, racial equality, and immigration. The book is not focused on whether or not sex work is legitimate work (it is), but rather the “assault, exploitation, arrest, incarceration, eviction, and deportation” that often comes with it. The authors, Juno Mac and Molly Smith, are both sex workers and activists. Mac works with Sex… Read more

Maggie Rogers Is The Pop Icon We Need Now

By Nicholl Paratore  In Music  On Nov 14, 2018

On a small studio stage, backed by a robust band of eight, 23-year-old musical sensation Maggie Rogers belts out two new songs from her upcoming album, Heard It In A Past Life. Barefoot and dressed in a crimson caftan, she glides around the space with a freedom as vibrant and full of life as her sound. Her vocals are luminous—goosebump-inducing, even. And while the magic of her performance feels reminiscent of other legendary artists, it feels singular too. Like a kind of magic only she can conjure. But this… Read more
We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's print magazine's Sex Files, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. The FX show Pose taught me a lot about the sex lives of trans people and raised a few questions for me. For example, what are the rules of etiquette for engaging sexually with a pre-op or non-op trans person for the first time? What is the right way to ask delicate questions about gender and genitals while getting physical? –Category Is…Curious It’s true that some trans people aren’t comfortable with… Read more

The Rats, Cats, And Mice Of 1860s Ladies' Hairstyles

By Mimi Matthews  In Style  On Nov 14, 2018

During the 1860s, ladies often wore their hair rolled back at the sides and at the nape of their neck. These rolls were usually created using false hair or “rats.” A rat was a homemade hairpiece made from the hair collected from a lady’s brush each evening. It was used to pad out the rolls and to help them keep their shape. Since it was made from a lady’s own hair, it provided the best match in color and texture. Some rolled hairstyles of the 1860s were incredibly elaborate. According to the May 1863 edition of Godey’s… Read more

Feel It All With Peaches' New RUB Massage Oil

By Lydia Wang  In Style  On Nov 13, 2018

If you’re looking for something equally sensual and punk rock for the bedroom, iconic Canadian performance artist and electropunk musician Peaches has got you covered—in all-natural massage oil, that is. RUB by Peaches is vegan and cruelty- and silicon-free, and full of nutrients, vitamin E, and grapeseed oil. Other ingredients include black pepper (to increase circulation of skin) and neroli (to stimulate libido), creating a blend of scents and sensations for maximum relaxation, luxury, and sexy times. “I was using… Read more

5 Up-And-Coming Women Musicians You Should Know About

By Dave Steinfeld  In Music  On Nov 13, 2018

These days, it seems like you see the phrase “The Future Is Female” everywhere you look. While that may be the case, it’s also true that the present is largely female — at least as far as music is concerned. And if you think that present is limited to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, think again. There are probably more talented women out there—young and old, black and white, straight and gay and everything in between—making music than ever before. Here are five of them. Celisse Henderson “Multi-talented” is a word that… Read more

A Letter To My Dad In Jail: A Mighty Writers Essay

By Mighty Writers  In Feminism  On Nov 13, 2018

This essay was written by a student at Mighty Writers, an education nonprofit that offers free writing classes to over 2,500 inner-city Philadelphia students a year. Hi Dad, This is Saviyah. I wanted to say thank you for my birthday card that you sent me. I absolutely love it and I will cherish it forever. I know I haven’t written you in a long time, but I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. I’ve been going to this writing camp on Thursdays and the topic I chose to write about is how to cope with a parent being… Read more
After 20 Republican years, Arizona has turned blue, thanks to Kyrsten Sinema. The New York Times reported yesterday that the former social worker defeated her Republican contender Martha McSally to claim the Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. Sinema is not only the first female senator in Arizona’s history, but also the first openly bisexual senator in the US. Her background proves a stark difference to Arizona’s past representatives: Sinema has spoken in the past about enduring both homelessness and bullying… Read more
Wildfires continue to rage across the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Los Angeles shoreline. Since Thursday, around 200,000 acres have burned. Among the cities damaged: Pulga, an old mining town in Northern California. First born of the indigenous Concow-Maidu, it became the vibrant intersection of industrialists, laborers, and beatniks. The gold rush having long passed, the town stood for years in disrepair. In 2015, it was passed to Betsy Ann Cowley who transformed it – with a small budget and army of friends – into… Read more

The Girls' Guide To Reno, Nevada

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Nov 13, 2018

Known for its past as an audacious gambling hub complete with brightly lit neon-signed motels, Reno has evolved beyond its “smaller Vegas” stereotype to host a thriving and dynamic arts culture (thanks, in part, to its proximity to Burning Man). Stay away from the gaudy nightlife of the casinos and instead dive straight into the heart of the city, where locals are friendly and good times are aplenty. The DeLuxe FOOD + DRINKS To indulge like a true local, head to The Little Nugget (233 N. Virginia St.), a classic… Read more
When I Spoke in Tongues: A Story of Faith and Its LossBy Jessica Wilbanks (Beacon Press) Raised a “Holy Roller,” author Jessica Wilbanks drew strength from her family’s exuberant church. But when her parents discovered her flirting with drinking, drugs, and girls, they staged an intervention that drove her from faith and family. Even after renouncing Christianity, however, Wilbanks found herself in college on mushrooms, speaking in tongues. This compelling debut is shaped like a search for a long-lost friend, or an… Read more
Michelle Obama is getting candid about fertility issues. In her new memoir Becoming, the former first lady opens up about her difficult road to the birth of her two daughters, Malia and Sasha. In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts for a special on the book, she reveals she had a miscarriage 20 years ago, and eventually turned to in vitro fertilization to conceive her daughters. “I felt lost and alone, and I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were, because we don't talk about them,” she… Read more
It’s been six days since Beto O’Rourke lost his bid to get Senator Ted Cruz out of office. It’s been six days and I’m still coming to terms with the fact that half of the voters in my home state, which I have always repped proudly, really don’t like that I exist. Here’s what I mean. I’m a woman, a woman of color to be exact. I identify as Tejana (basically a Texas-born person of Mexican descent), but Latina to those I don’t have the patience to explain why there’s a difference. I’m bisexual. There’s so many other parts… Read more
The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) reported an estimated 147 percent spike above normal call volumes to their national hotline aimed at helping survivors of sexual assault during the Kavanaugh trail. Since the presidential election of 2016, the news has been overwhelmed with stories about sexual assault. As we have finally started to come terms with the once-hidden prevalence of sexual assault in our society, it is equally as important that we start to understand the true effects of these acts.… Read more
When I was about eight, I became obsessed with Lady Jane Grey after seeing this painting in the National Gallery. Truly, I was a gem of a child. This Victorian painting by Paul Delaroche embodies everything that has made Jane’s story stand the test of time. The innocent teenager forced into a role she didn’t want by a power hungry family, who reigned for nine days before being stripped of her crown and thrown into prison, and finally met her end thanks to a bloody axe and a sadistic queen. It’s a good story, right?… Read more
If your day job in the city is keeping you from your dream of living on a farm and filling your days with crafts, cooking, and creativity, let independent magazines Taproot and Making take you there. Both are published in Maine, and you can almost smell the maple syrup boiling down, hear the fire crackling in the woodstove, and feel the warm, hand-knit socks on your feet as you leaf through page after page of gorgeous photography, sweet illustrations, and inspired instructions on things like how to bake wild rose… Read more
The former track and field coach of the man who shot and killed 12 people Thursday night at a California bar has come forward saying he sexually assaulted her when he was a senior at Newbury Park High School, CBS Los Angeles reports. Dominique Colell says Ian David Long assaulted her during practice when she was trying to find the owner of a misplaced phone. She recalls to CBS LA, “Ian came up and started screaming at me that was his phone. He just started grabbing me. He groped my stomach. He groped my butt. I pushed… Read more

"The Long Dumb Road" Is A Fresh Take On A Road Trip Comedy

By BUST Magazine  In Movies  On Nov 09, 2018

The Long Dumb Road Co-written and directed by Hannah FidellOut November 16 Generations collide in this road trip comedy directed and co-written by Hannah Fidell. The Long Dumb Road centers on Nat (Tony Revolori), a recent high-school grad making his way from Austin, TX, to L.A., to study photography. His journey takes an unexpected turn, however, when his beat-up old van won’t start. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, Nat must accept help from Richard (Jason Mantzoukas), an impulsive, unreliable mechanic. Richard reveals… Read more

Jon Spencer Goes Solo With "Spencer Sings The Hits"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Nov 09, 2018

JON SPENCERSpencer Sings the Hits (In the Red Records) Jon Spencer knows that all you need in order to write a stompin’ rocker is an old guitar, a beat-up amp, and a bit of attitude. On his solo debut, Spencer (of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Pussy Galore, Boss Hog) serves up 12 tracks, all glowing with gritty, golden fuzz just begging to be played at your next late-night after-party, when things start to get a little sweaty, loud, and broken. On the song “I Got the Hits,” Spencer shouts, “C’mon! You wanna feel… Read more

Erotic Sci-Fi Graphic Novel "Open Earth" Explores Polyamory In Space

By Isabel S. Dieppa  In Books  On Nov 09, 2018

Relationships and sex have been topics of discussion and subjects of art since the beginning of time. We’ve seen sex depicted in cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Greek frescos. Due to the Christian Protestant history of the United States, our overall culture privileges heteronormative, monogamous relationships; however, things are changing. As our culture continues to shift, so do our views on what a healthy and happy relationship looks like. In Open Earth, author Sarah Mirk takes the subjects of sex, monogamy… Read more
PIP BLOMPaycheck(Persona Non Grata) To hear some people tell it, rock is dead. Yet somehow, promising young musicians keep cropping up. One such person is Pip Blom of Amsterdam, who began her career by writing a bunch of songs in her room. Those first few releases, in 2016, were all breezy pop-rock constructions that landed somewhere between Courtney Barnett and Kate Nash—buoyant, but not very revolutionary. Paycheck is something else entirely. Backed by a full band and armed with a newfound wistfulness, Blom cranks up… Read more
Juliana Huxtable is wearing blue lipstick, bright pink tights, a plaid miniskirt, and a floral top when she goes onstage at Detroit's Church of the Messiah—a 130-year-old building that's home to a social justice-minded congregation—to speak about "Seeing and Being Seen." She's part of a panel on the subject as part of Culture Lab Detroit; later, she'll end the day with a 1 a.m. DJ set at the nightclub Olympus Hall. This ability to be equally at home speaking on a panel at a church, lecturing in an art museum, and DJing… Read more

Supergroup Boygenius Wants You To Feel Everything

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Nov 09, 2018

BOYGENIUSSelf-Titled(Matador) Boygenius is the new project of indie mavens Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, catalyzed by an upcoming tour and a mutual affinity for one another, both personally and musically. The six-song seven-inch is collaborative, but balanced by each artist’s own devastating songwriting abilities. Dacus’ album opener, “Bite the Hand,” sets the tone with pared-down instrumentation that builds into beautiful harmonies—each voice distinct yet complementary to the whole. Bridgers’ “Me & My… Read more
“Can a congresswoman wear her hair in braids, rock a black leather jacket and a bold red lip,” Ayanna Pressley asked the crowd – and the nation – during her impassioned victory speech. The answer is an irrefutable, “yes.” On Tuesday, Pressley made history as the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. The 44-year-old shocked voters (and herself) in an upset victory against Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano during the primaries. At the midterms, history was made across the States: a record-breaking… Read more

Week Of Women: November 9-15, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Nov 08, 2018

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us Michelle Obama's long-awaited memoir; new seasons of the Great British Baking Show on Netflix; and a queer holiday comedy called Lez Bomb. MOVIES Lez Bomb Jenna Laurenzo writes, directs, and stars in this comedy about a young woman (Laurenzo) who decides to bring her new girlfriend (Caitlin Mehner) home for the holidays—and come out to her eccentric New Jersey family at the same time. Out Friday, November 9. The Long Dumb Road This road trip comedy directed and… Read more
In Thousand Oaks, CA, late Wednesday night, 12 people were killed in a mass shooting in a country western dance hall called the Borderline Bar & Grill. The 12 fatalities included Sgt. Ron Helus, an officer who was shot when approaching the scene, and the gunman. The gunman, dressed all in black, walked into the Borderline and opened fire. The Ventura County sheriff’s department said 22 others are known to have been injured in addition to the 12 fatalities. The gunman was identified as Ian David Long, the New York Times… Read more
On Wednesday morning, Democrat Lucy McBath officially won her Congressional race by less than 3,000 votes in Georgia’s Sixth District, reports the Associated Press. An advocate for gun control and social justice, McBath has been publicly involved in community activism and public service since her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in 2012. The Sixth Congressional District has been represented by Republicans for around 30 years, reports New York Magazine, most famously by Newt Gingrinch from 1978 to 1999. McBath… Read more
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with three broken ribs, following a fall in her Supreme Court office Wednesday, reports CNN. According to the Court’s statement, RBG reported discomfort after returning home and was admitted the next morning to George Washington University “for observation and treatment." Immediately, devotees of Notorious RBG—as she is fondly know— offered their own ribs and threatened to sequester RBG in a 20-foot-thick bubble wrap for the next two years. Panic jokes aside, the alarm… Read more
Parisian indie music group Bagarre's new song "Diamant" (meaning "Diamond") celebrates female masturbation. The video features a teenage girl eager to discover the female orgasm. With the encouragement from the female lead in Bagarre, the girl escapes dinner with her overbearing traditional parents and hides in the bathroom, where she unzips her pants. It’s a social commentary about sexual freedom, but it also playfully addresses the issue of representation. In an interview with The Huffington Post France, lead singer… Read more

Director Aly Migliori's "After Her" Reshapes The "Lost Girl" Story

By Molly MacGilbert  In Movies  On Nov 08, 2018

Whether they’re California vampires or a band of orphaned children captained by Peter Pan, lost boys are fallen and forever chasing. In The Lost Boys (1987), leather-clad Santa Carla vampires hunt their prey (while their prey hunts them). In J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the lost boys become lost when they “fall out of their perambulators when the nurse is looking the other way,” and spend their subsequent years clinging to Peter. But where are the lost girls? “Girls,” Peter tells Wendy, “are much too clever to fall out of… Read more
In each issue's Fashion Nation, we talk to a sartorial trailblazer about their personal style. Amy Mills (@rococo_witch)Musician, photographer, designer, luthierBrooklyn, NY What can you tell me about this outfit? The vibe I’m going for is Rococo witch. The dress and the hat were both made by my friend Kelsey for her label, I Do Declare. The shoes are from Long Tall Sally, which is a store for taller women with larger feet. The belt is from VooDoooDolly, who makes beautiful jewelry and accessories. The harp guitar was… Read more
In this 2018 midterm election, abortion rights showed up on ballots in Alabama, West Virginia, and Oregon. While Oregon overturned the vote to ban public funding for abortions, Alabama and West Virginia did the opposite. Alabama voted in favor of banning public funding for abortions, and won by 19 points. The amendment will order “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life,” as well as preventing state funds from assisting in access to abortion. The same was true in West… Read more

Let's Talk About Voter Suppression In Georgia

By Lydia Wang  In Feminism  On Nov 07, 2018

As of Wednesday morning, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams isn’t conceding her race—and she shouldn’t. According to CNN’s most recent results, Republican Brian Kemp is only winning by around 66,000 votes, and his lead continues to wither. He currently has 50.4% of the vote to Abrams’ 48.7%, and if both percentages dip under 50%, there will be a runoff in December, CNN reported. If she wins, Abrams will be America’s first-ever black female governor. Her platform promises housing equity, accessible ways to… Read more
Florida voters passed key ballot initiative Amendment 4 last night, restoring voting rights to 1.5 million people with prior felony convictions. The stats are in on the Pensacola News Journal website - it was passed with 64% of the vote. This is the third time since the '70s that Florida has attempted to enfranchise the state's felons with the the right to vote, but this was the first time it voted in by the people. Data gathered by the Sentencing Project estimates that over 10% percent of the state’s population has… Read more
So, not everything went as we would’ve hoped last night but we saw a lot of firsts for women, especially for women of color! According to the New York Times, over a quarter of the candidates who ran in the midterm elections were women, which included 84 women of color. That is a 42 percent increase from the past election cycle, but still not enough. Women are continuing to break down barriers and beat out white male incumbants. This is the most women EVER elected to serve in Congress at the same time. According to NPR,… Read more