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I just want everyone to exhale very loudly before discussing this topic.  On Monday, Salma Hayek was honored as a woman’s rights advocate at Equality Now’s Make Equality Reality event. Hayek also is the co-founder, alongside Beyoncé and Frida Giannini, of Chime for Change. This is a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. But don’t call her a feminist! Hayek said, “I am not a feminist. If men were going through the things women are going...
Speed Rack is back with another bare knuckles competition in Washington, DC this Monday November 10! The national competition, started by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, where female bartenders compete to see who can make drinks the fastest, also raises money for breast cancer research, education and prevention- all while also spotlighting some hella talented mixologists! The competition in DC will kick off Season 4 of Speed Rack's tradition and mark the beginning of the road to ultimate Speed Rack champion, to be determined at the...
Dishing about sex over brunch with your besties is a crucial part of life, but sometimes things are a little too intimate to be shared between mimosas. If you're in a private pickle that needs some more serious attention, hit up our question box and submit your quandary anonymously! Your question could be picked for an upcoming issue, to be answered by our esteemed advice columnist Carol Queen. Carol is an internationally known writer, sex educator, activist, performer, and founding director for the Center for Sex & Culture. If you...
  I first discovered the comedian Tig Notaro at the movies. NPR’s This American Life was being livestreamed at various Regal Cinemas across the country one evening, and so I took myself on a date. Not only did I go to the movies in my pajamas and not have to share my popcorn with anybody, but I also had my first laugh-till-I-cried moment with Notaro. Best. Date. Ever. Tig Notaro has been featured in BUST before, but in case you don’t know who the comedian is, watch this...
Lingerie shopping is tricky even in the best circumstances. Choosing between fits, style types, fabrics and colors can be exhausting on its own. But for those of us who don’t fall into the relatively narrow range of Caucasian skin tones that most "flesh" or "nude"-toned lingerie is manufactured for, things can be even more complicated. Seeing a huge need for skin-toned lingerie that could benefit all women of color, Ade Hassan founded Nubian Skin. The new lingerie line includes T-shirt bras, briefs, push-up bras, lace shorts...