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Members of the disabled community often rank among the most invisible groups in society. People with physical handicaps rarely win roles in movies, and they make it to the toy aisle even less frequently. Recently, however, American Girl shattered stereotypes with their doll of the year, Joss. This surfer girl doesn't let a hearing impairment stop her from living her dreams. With her aid tucked in, she's ready to catch a wave — and raise awareness for others with challenges.  At 10 years old, Joss Kendrick is...

IT’S NO SECRET that the fashion industry is rough on the planet—it’s responsible for more than 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year, according to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. And the United Nations Environment Assembly says that, next to agriculture, toxic waste from textile dyeing is the world’s biggest water polluter. On top of that, we throw most of our outfits out anyway—almost three-fifths of clothes get dumped within a year of production, according to a report by McKinsey...
Founded by the United Nations Generally Assembly five years ago today, International Day of Women and Girls in Science Day is a time to recognize and honor the influence that women and girls have in the scientific field. The disparity between men and women in the domain of STEM is staggering with women making up less than 30% of the research work field. UNESCO found that only close to 30% of female students wind up choosing to pursue STEM-related coursework outside of high school. These rates are...
Columbia University came out with a study on February 5, that suggests that when general anesthesia is used in Caesarean deliveries, the chances of a new mom getting postpartum depression (PPD) increases. It is the first study to examine the effect that anesthesia may have on postpartum depression. PPD has increased “seven-fold” in the United States in the past 15 years. According to the study, when comparing general anesthesia to regional anesthesia, regional numbs a larger part of the body but keeps the patient conscious, the...

I’ve been a server for a while—a little over two years—and have hated almost every moment of it. During my first week of university, where I studied journalism, a professor told the whole class that we “probably wouldn’t get jobs in the industry.” At this point, I’d already taken out a 27 thousand pound loan and couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else, so I finished my three years and hoped for the best. And it seems that the professor was almost right. All that’s followed...
IN MARFA, TX, every Friday after school, a group of girls, ages 7 through 14, gathers in a shed full of power tools. They call themselves Lumber Club Marfa (lumberclubmarfa.com) and when it comes to woodworking, they’ve nailed it. What began in 2016 as a family activity between artist Larry Bamburg and his daughters Mae (10) and Willa (8), has evolved into a collective of 7 girls supervised by Bamburg that specializes in making threaded, three-legged stools. Each handcrafted chair is available for purchase with...
Support women with every sip when you stock your bar with female-founded booze brands. From whiskey to pisco to pre-batched cocktails, every bottle here is 750ml and will get you through any function.  New York Honey Whiskey from Catskill Provisions The slight sweetness in this 80-proof rye whiskey comes from natural honey from New York’s Catskill Mountains, and Claire Marin isn’t only the distiller, she is also the beekeeper. $45, catskillprovisions.com  pür • likör Spice Blood Orange Liqueur from pür • spirits This 50-proof blend from Kiki Braverman’s...
 FOR BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST OlaRonke Akinmowo the world opened up when, as an adolescent, she began reading books by Black women. “The first time I read Toni Morrison, it sparked something in my mind,” she says. “Like, ‘Wow! You can read a whole book and there doesn’t need to be any white people in it, and Black girls like you can be the focus and the star of the story.’” That early exposure to stories centered on girls like her solidified Akinmowo’s lifelong love affair with reading....
Since the start of this year, Netflix has released two juxtaposing series about sports and the often darker, untold truths behind them. Cheer, which has amassed a large following in pop culture (Kendall Jenner is a fan and was surprised on Ellen by a member of the Cheer cast), is a six-part docu-series that follows the lives of cheerleaders from Navarro College as they train for a competition. Much of the show focuses on the emotional toll that comes with being part of a competitive...
It's finally February and you know that means! Tons of loving. For that, Cult Party x BUST Magazine x Queers n Peers Variety presents: My Slutty Valentine: Up the Sluts Valentines Market at the Footlight Feb 8th 12-6! This Sex Positive, witchy market has it all: drag//burlesque shows, comedy, pansexual speed-dating, tarot readings, astrologers, raffles--all the eccentricities of Aquarius season in full force. And with a full moon in Leo, who knows what we could get into! Shows start at 4 and is donation based. Don't leave...