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  This weekend at the Brooklyn Expo Center, the BUST Holiday Craftacular—along with the brand-new BUST School for Creative Living—will make all of your crafty feminist dreams come true with a plethora of speakers, musicians, teachers, vendors, and everyone in between. Tickets are still on sale for individual workshops and performances, but we’ve also got day passes and several awesome events for no cost at all. Here are just seven of BUST’s top picks you won’t want to miss this weekend. Check ’em out: 1. Amber Tamblyn’s Sunday talk...
  This year, BUST’s annual Brooklyn Craftacular will feature the BUST School for Creative Living, a catalog of over a hundred crafting and wellness workshops, panels and talks with established writers and activists, and a lineup of kickass female-fronted bands and artists. The two-day celebration will take place at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint this weekend, December 9th and 10th. On Saturday, memoirist and New York Times contributor Lindy West, #ShoutYourAbortion Founding Director Amelia Bonow, and artist Poppy Liu will discuss Storytelling as Activism, and the...
The holiday season is upon us all, and for better or worse, there is no way to put it off any longer. You know what we're talking about: the inevitable, sometimes tedious and tense, stress that is gift shopping. And following that comes the art of wrapping, which in recent years seems to have become an prestigious competition in its very own creative league.  But don't worry, this holiday season, your BFFs', older cousins', and maybe even your cool and somewhat out-there aunt's gifts will have...
 Once a year, the canyon spirit of Southern California comes into full bloom in the form of Mercado Sagrado. The Mercado draws together like-minded individuals, lovers of the earth, spirit questers and those seeking a way to express their joy while focusing on developing a more beautiful, insightful, and deliberate way of living. The two day lifestyle fair takes place annually, nestled deep in the canyons of Malibu. The attendees enjoy a free spirit and fresh air in a secluded area that tourists rarely find. The...
This morning, as usual, the country awoke to more of Donald Trump’s utter insanity. This time it’s because he shared violent, racist videos on Twitter. Just another reminder the United States of America is run by a delusional, dangerous man-child. Let’s go on a journey through all the really dumb shit Trump has been up to in the past couple of days, because we cannot accept or normalize this behavior. Ever. He's retweeting anti-Muslim videos: Wednesday morning, Trump retweeted three videos from Britain First co-leader Jayda Fransen....

  I’ve celebrated an anniversary every January since 2003. It’s the date I read on my hospital wristband when I woke up from my suicide attempt. It’s the day I opened my eyes to a bright light and my mother stroking the braids she put in my hair while I was unconscious. She mumbled softly to me, “You are here, baby.” It’s the day I was driven to a mental hospital and had my first therapy session; where I had to talk to someone about my...
  As if the calorie–counting frenzy that's been around in every Starbucks, Chipotle, and Le Pain de Quoutiden for years hasn't been enough to make us feel guilty about our (often perfectly normal) eating and drinking choices, Google Maps is the newest addition to join the team of often eating disorder–triggering, strategies diguised as strategies to make us lead "healthy lifestyles."  In the past days, the tech–giant rolled out a feature for its Google Maps app, which would count the calories you burn by walking to places...
  “What’s wrong?”I sat on the edge of my bed, one parent on either side of me. I stared down at the colorful balloons of my bedspread sheet, the same ones that dotted the canopy above our heads. I thought about how small I seemed, how small the bed looked as the three of us tried to get comfortable on it. My parents stared back at me and I couldn’t think of an answer for them. The words felt like the balloons on the bedspread, floating...
On Sunday night, a shooting at a Las Vegas concert left 59 dead and over 500 people injured. According to the New York Times, a lone gunman fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort into the crowd. A reported 22,000 people had gathered to watch country singer Jason Aldeans at a three-day country music festival. The shooter, 64-year old Stephen Paddock, committed suicide in his hotel room before police arrived. This tragedy is now the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history...

  Right now, millions of Americans in Puerto Rico are without access to water, power, or cell service because of Hurricane Maria.  This Tuesday, the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz told CNN: “Just yesterday, we have been canvassing one by one all of our elderly homes, finding our elderly ― and I’m not kidding ― we [had] to transfer 11 of them in near-death conditions, no food, no water, no electricity and really the sanitary conditions were deplorable.” While those in Puerto Rico are in need of...
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