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Week Of Women: April 19-25, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On Apr 18, 2019

It’s Beyoncé week! If you’ve already seen the Netflix doc and listened to the album start to finish, don’t worry: we have a lot of other recs for you this week, too, from a new Tessa Thompson film to even more music by Lizzo. Enjoy! MOVIES/TV Homecoming Out now on Netflix, Homecoming offers a full and behind-the-scenes look into Beyoncé’s Beychella performance at last year’s Coachella. Stay tuned for more coverage on BUST.com. Little Woods Tessa Thompson and Lily James play sisters grappling with financial struggles in… Read more

Sunflower Bean's Latest EP Is Pure Fun

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 18, 2019

SUNFLOWER BEAN King of the Dudes (Mom + Pop) On Sunflower Bean’s new EP, King of the Dudes, the New York trio abandons some of the gloom of its debut EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, and strikes out toward something that sounds a lot more like fun. “King of the Dudes” is a ’70s-tinged kiss-off anthem, “Fear City” burbles over with one of the best melodic hooks the band has ever produced, and “Come For Me” features bolts of four-on-the-floor guitar that sound like (dare I invoke him?) early Prince. At times, the gender… Read more
During the dawn of comics we usually learned the origin story of female characters through the point of view of their male counterparts. Lois Lane exists in relation to Superman, and the same goes for other famous women in comics—it has taken a long time for female characters to have their own autonomy. DC Ink is changing this in a large way. The new imprint geared towards YA audiences has launched an entire series of graphic novels with all-new origin stories, written by women, starring women. The first to launch the… Read more
You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other StoriesBy Kristen Roupenian(Gallery/Scout Press) Author Kristen Roupenian became an overnight literary sensation last year with the publication of her short story “Cat Person” in The New Yorker. But her new collection proves that her meteoric rise is backed up by an exacting eye for power and sexuality, desire and shame, and public versus private moments. A man grapples with his relationship history after his latest breakup turns violent. A woman tries to overcome her urge… Read more
Reading the TIME 100 Most Influential People List was a roller coaster of emotions. Many people took to Twitter this morning to point out the insensitivity of having Christine Blasey Ford on the same list as her perpetrator, Brett Kavanaugh. The list has some very exciting highs like Tessa Thompson writing about Brie Larson, and Emma González writing about Greta Thunberg, and some low lows like Chris Christie writing about Donald Trump, and Rod Rosenstein writing about William Barr. Although the list is technically… Read more

These Easter Bonnets Were Must-Haves In The Late 19th Century

By Mimi Matthews  In Style  On Apr 17, 2019

In the nineteenth century, Easter Sunday was an occasion for ladies of all classes to don their most fashionable bonnets. Some of these bonnets were specially bought for the holiday. Others were old bonnets made up with new trimmings. In either circumstance, Easter bonnets were as essential to celebrating Easter as were eggs and bunnies. An 1889 edition of the Ladies Home Journal even went so far as to declare that it was “an accepted fact that every woman who can buy or make a dainty bonnet for Easter-day must wear… Read more
KAT SCHNEIDER WAS four months pregnant when she took a hard look at her pre-natal vitamins and didn’t like what she found: unnecessary ingredients and questionable sourcing. She saw a hole in the $36 billion vitamins and supplements market and her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. Schneider raised $1.3 million on the strength of her idea for Ritual—a high-quality, sourcing-transparent, subscription-based vitamin service for women. She had worked in venture capital (VC), which made her fundraising effort easier, but… Read more
In case you forgot that we are living in a surveillance state and being a woman or nonbinary person in general sometimes sucks, here’s a gentle reminder that the period tracking app that you might be relying on (for obvious reasons) might have an agenda that you don’t know about. Ovia Health is a family planning app that can help people monitor their fertility and pregnancy, but according to the Washington Post, companies can pay to access their employees' information. The data is aggregated and anonymous, though that… Read more
MERCURY REVThe Delta Sweete Revisited (Partisan Records/BellaUnion) In 1967, Bobbie Gentry released her epic “Ode To Billy Joe,” and quickly became a star. Gentry’s follow-up album, 1968’s The Delta Sweete, was a sophisticated, swampy, country-rock opera about life in the Deep South. Now, 50 years later, indie band Mercury Rev and an all-star cast of musicians has resurrected the often-overlooked collection. There are several standout vocal performances here, including Hope Sandoval’s “Big Boss Man,” Lætitia Sadier’s… Read more

The Secret Clothes-Designing 
Life of Amelia Earhart

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Apr 16, 2019

Eighty-plus years after her death, Amelia Earhart is still the world’s most famous female pilot. It’s easy to understand why. The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, she died doing what she loved in a 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the world. To finance her flying habit, Earhart authored books, gave lectures, endorsed products from chewing gum to luggage, and penned articles for Cosmopolitan, then used her celebrity to support the Equal Rights Amendment and encourage other women to fly. She did all this while… Read more

Priests Sacrifice Their Punk Past On "The Seduction of Kansas"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 15, 2019

PRIESTS The Seduction of Kansas(Sister Polygon) Though Priests has been playing seething, smart post-punk since 2011, it was 2017’s Nothing Feels Natural that proved the band is making the most interesting political music around. The Seduction of Kansas ups the ante with dizzying guitar work and a critical, smirking outlook, examining artifacts of Americana that distort as you get close. Opening banger “Jesus’ Son” proclaims, “I’m young and dumb and full of come...I think I’m gonna hurt someone.” The poppy title track… Read more
When Donald Trump posted a now-viral video on Twitter last Friday, intermixing Representative Ilhan Omar with the World Trade Towers ablaze, he blatantly created anti-Muslim propaganda. In the video, Omar rightfully expresses the Islamophobia she has endured, as well as many Muslim Americans, since the 9/11 attacks. “CAIR [Council on American-Islamic Relations] was founded after 9/11 because they recognize that some people did something,” Omar says in the video. Omar is cut off by shots of the Twin Towers burning and… Read more
In August of 2016, Amber Heard made a brave decision and divorced her abusive husband Johnny Depp. Following the allegations of abuse, many people did not believe her. Unfortunately, it’s a tale as old as time—people choose not to believe victims not only as a way to justify their continued support for abusers, but also out of a downright lack of empathy. Later, in December of 2018, Heard wrote a detailed opinion piece for the Washington Post that delved into her own experiences as a victim of domestic abuse, without… Read more

Trump's Transgender Military Ban Goes Into Effect

By Kat McQuade  In General  On Apr 15, 2019

Back in January, the Supreme Court decided to revive Donald Trump’s ban on transgender military personnel. The edited version of the ban went into effect this past Friday. Under the ban’s terms, transgender individuals must receive an official diagnosis of gender dysphoria and have had it submitted by April 12th to continue serving openly. If not, transgender members of the military must serve as the gender they were assigned at birth or be forced to leave service. Around 15,000 transgender people will be affected by… Read more
CHAKA KHANHello Happiness(Diary Records/Island Records) It’s been over a decade since the legendary Chaka Khan released a solo album. She returns with Hello Happiness, a project that blends her inimitably classic vocals with modern-day soundscapes. The title track features soul, funk, and synths, while “Like a Lady” brings a retro-meets-futuristic vibe. The distortions on “Don’t Cha Know” and “Too Hot” are nothing short of masterful. Other songs like the intoxicating “Like Sugar” and the smooth “Ladylike” prove Khan… Read more

Cutting-Edge Looks Modeled By New Orleans’ New Creative Class

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Apr 15, 2019

CRESCENT CITY COOL Photographer Sarrah Danziger casted real NOLA artist, styled by other NOLA artist in this bold shoot for BUST. ALLI LOGOUT @totaltwitFilmmaker, Artist, and Lead Singer of the Band Special Interest Styled by Brandon Kafarela @tooflako Habit Chain Mail LoinCloth; Depravity Leather Custom Bra And Garter Belt; Pleaser Patent Leather Knee-High Boots; Fishnets: Model’s Own; Leather Glove: Stylist’s Own. JAMI GIROUARD @yung.hussyDesigner and Artist Styled by Jami GirouardSet By Meredith Younger… Read more
Another measure to destroy women’s reproductive rights has been enacted into law, The New York Times reports. This week the Ohio House of Representatives passed what’s known as the “heartbeat bill,” one of the most oppressive abortion bills in the country. An unquestionable attack on Roe v. Wade, the bill criminalizes performing abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The bill will now head to the Ohio Senate. Doctors who perform an abortion on a fetus with a heartbeat would be charged with a fifth-degree… Read more
Polly Rosenwaike’s debut story collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You, examines the period of early motherhood. Her characters are women in the throes of all aspects of reproduction—from breastfeeding to infertility, from morning sickness to abortion—and she portrays not with the time-honored air-brush of pale pinks and blues, but in a bold palate full of contrasts, with candid, emotional empathy and raw somatic rigor. There is blood and discharge and spit-up. There are sore parts and torn parts; there are women… Read more
There’s a group program in the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California that’s not your typical men’s prison group. Success Stories is a group with the goal of understanding the patriarchy, and more specifically, how it affects the lives of the inmates. The group was founded by Richie Reseda and Charles Berry in 2013. Many of the materials were largely based on bell hooks’ The Will to Change and We Real Cool. Richie, who has since been released, had been involved in intersectional feminist activism before… Read more

Kathleen Collins' Posthumous Collection Is A Necessary Read

By BUST Magazine  In Books  On Apr 12, 2019

Notes From a Black Woman’s Diary: Selected Works of Kathleen CollinsBy Kathleen Collins(Ecco) Relatively unknown during her life, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988) is a writer whose work was first made available in 2016 with the posthumous publication of her short-story collection, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Her second book, Notes from a Black Woman’s Diary, is a timely follow-up for readers already acquainted with Collins, and a brilliant introduction for new readers. These selected works, affectionately edited… Read more
Elsewhere, Home By Leila Aboulela(Grove Press/Black Cat) Author Leila Aboulela takes readers from Khartoum, Sudan, to Aberdeen, Scotland, and back in Elsewhere, Home, a collection of 13 stories about belonging, human connection, and the complexities of leaving home. Though Aboulela’s subjects range in age and background, there’s a link: all of them grapple with homesickness, love, and assimilation. Aboulela addresses these themes through characters including Samra, a young woman who, while flying back to Khartoum, runs… Read more

A Comprehensive History Of Women's Underwear

By F Yeah History  In Style  On Apr 12, 2019

It’s a brave woman who lives her life eternally sans knickers (or panties, for you Americans) but until very recently, it was the norm. Though men throughout history wore underwear (Charles ll was a fan of a silken boxer short, FYI), it was considered improper for a lady to have anything between her legs. The Tin Man can’t even face the idea of something between a woman's legs. That is the level of scandal. The only ladies who dared buck this trend were scandalously rich Italian women in the sixteenth century. But… Read more

The Wild Reeds Bring Us A Little Sunshine With "Cheers"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 12, 2019

THE WILD REEDSCheers(Dualtone Records) The Wild Reeds sound like sunshine. Even Cheers’ most haunting moments have something of the California sky in them: airy guitars, warm harmonies, and a beach-town pace. But this third album—the band’s first since 2017’s blindingly good The World We Built—uses those Pacific Coast Highway soundscapes to unlock a totally fresh perspective. From salt-air anthems like “Moving Target” to slow-and-low ballads like “Don’t Pretend,” members Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva… Read more

Week Of Women: April 12-18, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On Apr 11, 2019

Happy mid-April! Everyone here at the BUST office has been talking about the return of Game of Thrones, but if that’s not your thing, we have tons more brand new book, movie, and music recommendations. Enjoy! MOVIES/TV Game of Thrones It’s the end of an era! HBO’s hit show is coming back for a final eighth season, premiering on Sunday, April 14. Little Directed by Tina Gordon, this comedy about a tech mogul who wakes up one day as her younger self features an incredible cast including Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, and… Read more

Ex Hex Are Tearin' It Up On Tour

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Apr 11, 2019

Ex Hex were in fine form Thursday night when they blew the roof off of The Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Performing songs from their first album Rips as well as from their new release It’s Real on Merge Records (see BUST's review in our March/April 2019 print edition). The band’s members, Mary Timony on guitar and lead vocals, Betsy Wright, guitar and vocals, and drummer, Laura Harris, played an electric, high energy show. Songs like ‘Tough Enough,’ ‘Another Dimension,’ and their new single ‘Rainbow Shiner’ rocked the very… Read more

South Korea Has Lifted A Strict Ban On Abortions

By Gretchen Sterba  In Feminism  On Apr 11, 2019

Pro-choice activists and women hugged, cried, and celebrated in Seoul Thursday after learning abortions are now going to be legal in South Korea. Since 1953, abortions have been illegal in South Korea, unless it has been a proven that the person seeking an abortion was raped, or that their health is at risk. In an exciting reversal, Seoul’s constitutional court lifted the ban, deeming it unconstitutional, and giving women the right to choose. The Guardian reported that under the current law, doctors who perform the… Read more
Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, And MineBy Emily Bernard(Knopf) There are countless ways we feel connected to family. But one of the biggest is shared history. In Black is the Body, Emily Bernard explores her familial connections to the American South, Jim Crow, and rural, Black living by introducing readers to her roots. Bernard also draws her two adopted Ethiopian daughters into the narrative by analyzing her connection to Africa, her girls’ personal connections to Africa, and… Read more

Dating In Dreamland

By Alli Auldridge  In Living  On Apr 11, 2019

“I thought we were on a date,” I heard myself mutter to her. And then I knew that much like Alli of yore, Alli of today—the 37-year-old divorced mom of two kids—still had no game. Dating was not my thing. Falling madly in love with someone over the course of a week, entering into a sizzling new relationship, fueled by youth and often by alcohol: that, I could do. I had done that for the better part of my twenties. But now, here I was, well into my thirties, a year and a half out of my separation, having booked a hotel… Read more
The other day in the BUST office, I was asked to write a piece about the misunderstood 2001 film Josie and the Pussycats. I nearly fell out of my chair. Me...writing about one of my all-time favorite movies….a dream come true. Arguably, there is no one else on the planet more equipped for this very task, as my current Twitter bio in fact reads "#1 Fan of the film “Josie and the Pussycats." I can assure you that I am not messing around when I make that claim. Check my car stereo for the one CD I keep in there - it’s the… Read more
If you thought seeing a picture of the first-ever photograph of a black hole was cool, the fact that a woman made it possible makes it even cooler. Three years ago, Dr. Katie Bouman, now 29, conducted a team that created an algorithm leading them to capture the black hole image, CNN reported. At the time, she was a graduate student studying computer science and artificial intelligence, and is now an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology (can you say… Read more

Channel Your Inner Cher Horowitz With These Plaid Style Staples

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Apr 11, 2019

In our March/April 2019 issue, we celebrate our favorite trend of the season by way of some iconic girls on film and TV. My So-Called LifeChannel your inner Angela Chase and get your teen angst on with grungy tartan. Plaid first time babydoll dress, $40, dollskill.com Converse Chuck Taylor 1970s hi luxury plaid, $95, endclothing.com Tartan checked scarf, $32, missselfridge.com Ty cardigan, $88, unifclothing.com HeathersThe original mean girls look is killer with preppy plaid—perfect for croquet. Babaton Samuel blazer,… Read more

The C-Words Of Coachella: Capitalism, Consumerism, And Cults

By Rachel Zarrow  In Living  On Apr 11, 2019

I came. I saw. I left a day early. Last year, I attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the first and last time. Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the world, takes place in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club in the Coachella Valley. This year marks its twentieth anniversary (although the festival skipped one year, 2000 due to financial troubles) and its seventh year as a two-weekend event. In a 2003 LA Times article, Paul Tollett, one of Coachella’s founders stated that having… Read more
Many of us know Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (7 March 1802 – 1 October 1873) as the sculptor of the four magnificent bronze lions that guard Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square. During the mid-19th century, however, Landseer’s fame derived from his unrivalled talent as an animal painter. A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society, 1838. by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (Tate Collection, London) From the upper echelons of Victorian society to the working middle-class, there were few who were not familiar with Landseer’s work.… Read more
Who's that girl?? Can you guess who's on BUST's May/June 2019 magazine cover? Here are a few hints: 1) She was born in the U.K. 2) She's an actor on a hit TV series 3) Her film credits include appearances in both the Star Wars and Hunger Games franchises And no, her name is not visible on the above cover. Think you know who it is? Enter your guess below. We'll pick one winner at random from the correct answers to receive a 1-year subscription to BUST magazine, free (if you already subscribe, we'll add another year to… Read more

The Biggest Feminist Issue Regarding Allison Mack In NXIVM

By Gretchen Sterba  In Feminism  On Apr 10, 2019

What’s perhaps even more disappointing than a man taking advantage of a woman? A woman taking advantage of another woman. Allison Mack, former actress and Smallville co-star, could be the poster child of misguiding and manipulating women. Yesterday, she pled guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of racketeering, and took full responsibility about her recruiting role in the sex-cult “Nxivm” (pronounced “Nexium”). Mack brought women into the fold under the impression that the group focused on… Read more
This article contains many spoilers, read at your own risk. Growing up, I thought I was “not into” the superhero fandom, but as it turns out, I am just not into superheroes as a display of quintessential hypermasculinity. Within the past couple months, I, somewhat reluctantly, went to see Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse (twice, actually) and Captain Marvel. I left the theater after both movies feeling enthralled by superheroes. Do I like superheroes after all? Did I waste my childhood thinking they were lame when… Read more

Gary Clark Jr. On Finding A Voice And Having His Moment

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 10, 2019

Gary Clark Jr. is a tall, quiet, mesmerizing drink of water with the handshake of a man who uses his hands for a living. Years of playing guitar have led to the singer/songwriter’s thrilling third album, This Land, a new blues-rock collection that forces listeners to confront the harsh realities of living in America. An Austin native, the 34-year-old pushes past the boundaries of what people think he should be to create a sound all his own. Barack Obama once called Clark “the future of music,” and with influences that… Read more
From April 10th until August 11th, planet of luck and expansion, Jupiter, will be roaming backwards in the sign of Sagittarius. When Jupiter moves at its regular speed, often times we are able to achieve knowledge and higher ideals. Jupiter retrograde will make us revisit and reassess past insights and philosophies, as we try to achieve deeper understanding of the world around us. Contrary to popular belief, not all retrograde motions yield negative results. Being the luckiest planet in the solar system, Jupiter… Read more
What’s not to love about artist Lisa Congdon? Her bright, exuberant aesthetic is infused with a clear commitment to feminism and inclusion. “People need hope,” says Congdon, who relocated from San Francisco to Portland, OR, a few years back to be closer to family, and for a slower pace of life with her wife, Clay Walsh. Congdon’s body of work—including books like Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, REI’s “Force of Nature” gender-equality campaign, and her celebrated “Protect the… Read more

K-Pop Is Still All The Rave, But K-Dramas Are Taking Over

By BUST Magazine  In TV  On Apr 09, 2019

TIPS FOR ENJOYING K-DRAMAS TO THE MAX K-pop music isn’t Korea’s only big media export. Korean television dramas (aka K-dramas) are also increasingly popular due to their quirky content, genre mashups, and lush cinematography. With more appearing every day on Netflix, Amazon, and Viki.com, it has never been easier to dive in. Here are four tips to help you enjoy them. –joan vos macdonald 1. Ignore the “soap opera” label. K-dramas are often described as “soap operas,” but that’s not accurate. Though some are soapy, there… Read more

Master Of Clap Backs, Here Are D.W.'s Most Savage Moments

By Francesca Volpe  In TV  On Apr 09, 2019

Dora Winifred Read, or D.W. when she’s not in trouble, will always be remembered as TV’s most precocious anthropomorphic aardvark. Viewers of the ‘90s classic Arthur, know her as the headstrong little sister of the show’s mild-mannered protagonist. Loud, brazen and bossy, D.W. is the archetype of everything little girls aren’t supposed to be, and it’s fucking awesome watching her shamelessly claim space and demand to be heard. At the tender age of four, D.W. already knows how to live her best life. Girl knows how to… Read more

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty to Charges of Bribery

By Kat McQuade  In Entertainment  On Apr 09, 2019

Yesterday 13 of the 50 parents involved in the college admissions scandal have pled guilty to using bribery and other forms of fraud in relation to the national college admissions scandal. The scandal hit the headlines in early March, and among those who pled guilty was actress Felicity Huffman, but not Fuller House star Lori Loughlin or her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Over the past month the scandal has been one of many sensational stories (see Silicon Valley vampire Elizabeth Holmes) saturating the… Read more
Sure, Las Vegas is mostly famous for gambling and for its many opportunities to drink your face off. But in recent years, as hotels have become increasingly competitive to draw folks in, they have started offering all kinds of luxurious ways to while away the hours off the casino floor. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to try out some destinations tailor-made for relaxation, fun, and indulgence—including spa stuff, fine dining, and attractions—and the following are my recommendations for ways to splurge on… Read more
If you watched this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, then you were lucky enough to see Kit Harington in red nipple tassels. If you didn’t, you should definitely watch it now. The skit was a play on bachelorette parties and male strippers, but instead of the typical fireman or cop getup, Harington donned red satin and black lace in a burlesque striptease. Though I’m not a fan of comedy that relies on the tired trope of a man in a dress being what makes it funny, this made me curious to investigate the role… Read more
Early this month a Kentucky woman reported that she had been forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) along with her sister as a child by her white, Christian parents. Now in her 40s, Jennifer (a pseudonym used by Reuters for her interview) is calling for Kentucky to outlaw the practice. She recounts her parents telling her to never speak of it again. Her story follows Renee Bergstrom’s, “who revealed she had been cut at a church clinic when she was three because her mother thought she was touching herself.”… Read more
The Hip Hop community has been in mourning since March 31, when the news broke that rapper, Nipsey Hussle had been shot and killed outside of his store in LA. During this past week, the untimely loss has proven to be much deeper than the death of a rapper, but the passing of a father, longtime partner to actress Lauren London, and pillar in a long-abandoned community in LA as he invested in rebuilding the area and attempted to resolve issues with Bloods, Crips, and the most notorious gang of all, the LAPD. There had… Read more
If you haven’t already heard, a former fourth grade math teacher from Long Island was fired last month after a topless selfie of hers (that she sent three years ago) circulated around the school she taught at for four years. In 2016, Lauren Miranda sent the photo to a fellow teacher in the same school district, who was a man she was dating at the time. However this past January, Miranda was called into the principal’s office at Bellport Middle School, and to her surprise, was shown the nude photo of herself taken years… Read more

Why I Had A Breast Reduction At 18

By Elise Zimmerman  In Living  On Apr 08, 2019

Puberty fucking sucks for everyone. But when I was in sixth grade I found myself in a Nordstrom’s changing room with a sweet middle-aged woman measuring my chest. In that moment, I knew I was in for an especially shitty transition to what my teachers called “womanhood.” As a kid, I had loved all things shiny and new, so of course when I was in fourth grade I hadn’t thought twice about having to wear my pastel blue and purple cotton bras with metallic trim. To be honest, the concept of a bra had never even phased me as… Read more
Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson are the hosts of the super popular Guys We F****d: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast, and they co-wrote the companion book F****D: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That’s Screwed in 2017. Corinne and Krystyna have also been performing since 2011 as the comedy duo Sorry About Last Night, and they have made it their mission to make the world a more sex-positive place. In this candid interview on BUST’s Poptarts podcast they talk about trying to have healthy… Read more
The Hundred Wells of SalagaBy Ayesha Harruna Attah(Other Press) Ayesha Harruna Attah weaves a riveting portrait of pre-colonial Ghana in her novel The Hundred Wells of Salaga. The story revolves around two women whose lives are intertwined through the slave trade. Aminah, the daydreaming eldest child of a shoemaker, lives a stable life until her village is ravaged and she is forced into slavery. Wurche is the headstrong daughter of a chief, whose family directly benefits from the slave trade. Not wanting to be… Read more