I know periods. I first got mine when I was 11 and get mine every 29 days, for exactly 5 days. I'm a machine! I've been menstruating for half of my life now and have tried just about every option out there: pads, tampons, disposable and reusable menstrual cups, the Pill, sea sponges and just wearing old undies you don't care about. Few things worked for me. Pads and sponges felt too bulky, not doing anything is only something I feel comfortable doing around ... Read More
   The 92nd Street Y's season is off to a great start! Through June, the center will host a number of smart and powerful women. On Sunday, 1/23, drop in to see Congresswoman Nita Lowey, author Gloria Feldt, and journalists Rebecca Traister and Carol Jenkins discuss women, power and politics. As a personal aside, I spent one summer interning for Congresswoman Lowey, and her dedication to women's issues is truly inspiring! You won't want to miss this. On ... Read More
Choice USA is a youth-led and focused reproductive justice organization. On January 20th in DC, the organization is hosting We Are The Champions. The event features six well-known reproductive justice leaders. The six speakers will be paired off, and the combinations guarantee frank and fascinating discussions. Round One features Shelby Knox and Mimi Madrid, Round Two boasts Amy Richards and Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, and Round Three promises Andrew Jenkins and a ... Read More
 In 2010, HBO premiered Afghan Star, a documentary about Afghanistan's version of "American Idol." The movie featured the story of Setara, a young woman whose head scarf slipped off while performing on the show. As you can imagine,  the quick reveal of her hair  sparked a controversy in the country.  On January 26th, HBO2 will debut their new documentary Silencing The Song: An Afghan Fallen Star, which follows Setara as "she deals with ... Read More
Are you a funny lady? Of course you are! Give the crowds your two cents on airplane food (what is the deal, am I right!?) at Boston's third annual Women In Comedy Festival. The festival has extended its submission deadline and now you have until January 12th to submit in the categories of stand up, improv, sketch, storytelling and musical comedy. Don't feel like participating? Stop by the five day festival and watch headliners Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, ... Read More
Residents of Beebe, Arkansas woke up on New Year's Day to massive hangovers and kitchens full of empty champagne bottles. Also,  5,000 DEAD BLACKBIRDS stretching over a one mile area. While officials still can't say for certain what caused the mass death, some are speculating that New Year's Eve fireworks are to blame. Crazier still is that a day before and only 125 miles away, 100,000 dead fish were found in the Arkansas river. And today, 500 dead birds ... Read More
  French model Isabelle Caro passed away on November 17th, her family revealed last week. Caro, referred to by the New York Times as the "international face of anorexia," made waves when she was photographed nude for a 2007 billboard for the Italian fashion label Nolita. At the time, Caro's 5'4" frame weighed a scant 60 pounds and was posed under the phrase "No Anorexia."  Her cadaverous appearance horrified many, and the advertisement was eventually ... Read More
Sad news for music fans: the body of lady MC Magnolia Shorty was discovered in a car outside the entrance of a New Orleans apartment complex on Monday. She and the car's other passenger, Jerome Hampton, were shot to death. Magnolia Shorty, born Renetta Lowe, was 28. She has collaborated with singer Kourtney Heart and was part of the Cash Money crew. Hear her with Juvenile on the track "3rd Ward Soulja" below! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
When BUST TV's Lauren Mooney decided to go guitar shopping recently, she figured the talented and insanely cute Matt Costa would be the perfect person to bring along. And how! With three albums under his belt, he has contributed songs to the Curious George and I Love You, Man soundtracks, and his song "Mr. Pitiful" was recently used in an iPhone commercial. In the video below, the musician proves himself to be chock-full of good advice. First thing is ... Read More
If you're in the NYC area, check out Barnard College's Athena Film Festival from February 10-13. All of the films feature female characters as protagonists and focus strongly on female leadership. Kathryn Kolbert, the co-curator of the festival, explains in a press release that "The films we’ll screen exemplify our mission—to bring women’s unique and powerful voice to the forefront." Both documentaries and narrative films will be shown. You'll be ... Read More
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