Here at BUST, spring has sprung! And we’re springing into action with none other than Gwendoline Christie—best known as warrior woman Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones—gracing our cover! Inside, we’ve got revealing interviews with Tati Gabrielle from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, rock icon Ani DiFranco, and Queer Eye’s Tan France; a personal story about a young woman getting push-back for getting voluntarily sterilized; a guide to perfect cake and cocktail pairings for this year’s Pride parties; and more.
ON THE COVER: GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE PHOTOGRAPHED BY HEATHER HAZZAN IN NEW YORK AT DRIFT STUDIOS. STYLING BY RACHEL GILMAN; MAKEUP BY GIANPAOLO CECILIATO USING PAT MCGRATH LABS @ TRACEY MATTINGLY; HAIR BY SEIJI @ THE WALL GROUP; NAILS BY RIWAKO KOBAYASHI USING CHANEL LE VERNIS. GWENDOLINE WEARS FRANKIE SHOP BLACK PATENT LEATHER JACKET. ABOVE: GWENDOLINE WEARS CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC ANIMAL PRINT COAT; THE ROW TANK TOP C/O ALBRIGHT FASHION LIBRARY; PRADA SHOES; HER OWN PANTS.
Table of Contents Mar/Apr 2019
As Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie is the warrior woman we all want to watch. By Lisa Butterworth
After years of fielding uncomfortable questions about not wanting children, a young woman makes an irreversible choice. By Hanna Brooks Olsen
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
In 1912, a group of Black sex workers dressed up as “Baby Dolls” and created a Mardi Gras legacy that continues today. By Kim Vaz-Deville
Soccer superstars Brandi Chastain and Meg Rapinoe are fighting for women’s rights on and off the field. By Debbie Stoller
Decadent cake and cocktail pairings perfect for Pride Month. By Keavy Landreth and Allison Kave
Citizen of the World
Actor Rhianne Barreto models looks to get lost in. Photographed by Brianne Wills, Styled by Chelsea Volpe
PHOTOS: CORINA MARIE HOWELL (TATI GABRIELLE); LANNA APISUKH (LEG PILLOW); MORGAN SETTE (ADELAIDE, AUSTRAILIA); YUDI ECHEVARRIA (TAN FRANCE)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Tati Gabrielle; women fight to bike in Pakistan; female ringmaster Stephanie Monseu; and more.
The Hotness: Munch on these tasty pop-culture morsels. By Emily Rems
Boy du Jour: We want Queer Eye’s Tan France to help us shop for pants. By Lydia Wang
Pop Quiz: Carol Burnett is as funny as it gets! By Emily Rems
Museum of Femoribilia: On leap year, women used to lay all their cards on the table. By Lynn Peril
Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
Say hello to bargello; defend yourself against fake abortion clinics; become a bee ally; and more.
Eat Me: Savory and sweet cereal suggestions. By Chef Rossi
You Go, Girl: Here’s a reason Australians call this city “Radelaide!” By Anna Brones
Fashion advice from Tacocat’s Emily Nokes; get the Leslie Knope lewk; DIY charm belts; and more.
Booty Call: Boss body hair baubles. By Callie Watts
Good Stuff: Cloud and proud. By Stephanie J.
THE BUST GUIDE
Music: Reviews; plus a sit-down with SOAK.
Movies: Ask Dr. Ruth if Wild Rose knows what Charlie Says.
Books: Reviews; plus a chat with folk rock legend Ani DiFranco!
Dive into the poon lagoon; and more.
Questions for the Queen: A juicy vajayjay and an army of softies. By Dr. Carol Queen
One-Handed Read: Advanced Physics. By A.G. Bertucci
Cosmic Vibes: Horoscopes for May/June 2019. By Lisa Stardust
X Games: Just Women. By Tracy Bennett
The Last Laugh: Tammy Pierce busts some sick moves. By Esther Pearl Watson