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Meena Chaudhary - elephant rider Beginning in 2011, photojournalist Arantxa Cedillo spent several years in Nepal. During her time in the Southeast Asian country, Cedillo heard countless stories about the discrimination women in the country faced. This sparked a project entitled “Broken Rules”, which focuses on the women of Nepal who overcame the oppression and inherent sexism of the country. Set against the beautifully hand-painted backdrops of traditional Nepalese portraiture, Cedillo’s photographs all feature strong women who were innovators and rule breakers in their fields. Indira Ranamagar -...
  The stereotype of women and driving in the Middle East is that the two do not mix (aren’t allowed to in the case of Saudi Arabia). But there’s a group of women overcoming this stereotype by doing what they love: not just driving, but RACING. The Speed Sisters have been garnering international attention over the last few years as the first female team of racers in the Middle East, and now the attention is back while they film a documentary with director Amber Fares. The documentary...
Are you a die-hard thrifter? Do you feel victorious every time you buy a full outfit for under $5? If you said yes to either of these questions, then check out aspiring actress and professional thrifter - Lauren Reilly - in her best find yet.       Thanks to YouTube ...
Last week, a couple of us BUST bloggers attended the premiere of Kat George’s new web series, The Big Gulp, at Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema. The first episode was about seven minutes long, but those seven minutes were really something to be experienced.  The series centers on a group of young friends living in the city, and the first ep (entitled “Winter is Coming”) focused on the issue of "to swallow or not to swallow." The webisode handled this subject with surprising honesty and...
  The bride: MailLien Le. The groom: Mike Cassesso. The date: Saturday, October 5th. The place to be was the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC... or so everyone thought until the government shutdown prohibited use of national monuments and parks.  The couple thought their wedding was an impossibility, but they had a tremendous surprise in store. Stephen Colbert, always the romantic, saved the day. Seeing the blushing pair in despair, the comic host explained that the real shutdown was not in the government but in his own...