Let me tell you something about my experience relocating to New York City. It’s been super freaking lonely. Leaving behind my friends and family and my 2 beloved cats has been, some days, pretty close to heartbreaking. Lately I’ve been thinking about how significant and healing the companionship of my closest feline friends really is.
The fact that my regular routine (north of the border) included coming home on the best and worst of days to the ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Crafty on Dec 16, 2013 |
Prescott and Mackay is a truly unique craft business. They teach part-time DIY enthusiasts in London, San Francisco and Melbourne how to make shoes, bags and more--in as little as one weekend! We spoke to founder Melissa Needham about the vision behind the growing craft empire and what's in store for 2014.
What prompted you to start up Prescott & Mackay and what guided your decision to expand your offering to courses in areas ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in General on Oct 11, 2013 |
Sending your grandma a birthday card is about to get way more rad! On October 10th, it was confirmed that the United States Postal Service will be issuing a commemorative stamp in honor of politician Harvey Milk, a.k.a. the first openly gay man to hold a public office in California. (Side note: I highly recommend the biopic starring Sean Penn...guaranteed to make you cry like a little baby or your money back!!)
Stuart Milk, Harvey's nephew and founder of the ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in General on Mar 18, 2013 |
After the discrimination we’ve been hearing about in Colorado, it’s refreshing to hear about a new bill in California that expands transgender students’ rights. AB1266 will allow students to join sports teams and use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Executive director of the Transgender Law Service Masen Davis stated that "Transgender boys are boys, and transgender girls are girls, and this bill ensures they ... Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile in Feminizzle on Feb 07, 2013 |
For the city of San Francisco, Valentine’s Day is not just a Hallmark Holiday. This morning, San Francisco’s District of Attorney, George Gascon declared February 14th, 2013 “One Billion Rising Day,” a worldwide campaign to end violence against girls and women.
“Violence against women is a serious and dangerous crime. Countless women have lost their lives because society turned a blind eye to the violence they suffered in their ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in General on Oct 31, 2012 |
“I’m not a performer, I’m a pervert,” says Dixie De La Tour, the host and curator of cultural phenomenon Bawdy Storytelling. Called “The Moth for Pervs” by LA Weekly, Bawdy Storytelling is all about people sharing their best, worst, most unusual, or most meaningful sexual experiences—all in 10 minutes or less.
At a recent Bawdy Storytelling event at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space, De La Tour sat at a little ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow in Crafty on Jul 13, 2012 |
Stripper heels as potted plants may seem like a cheeky gift idea, but they've also got a lot of meaning for the owner of this Etsy shop. The impetus for Rachel Mahlke’s “Giddy Spinster” shop began a number of years ago, when a friend gave her some old pairs of outrageously tall heels that she could no longer use for work as an exotic dancer in San Francisco. There’s certainly a stigma in our culture about the art of stripping, but Mahlke's ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma in General on May 18, 2012 |
The term "feminist peep show" may sound like an oxymoron, but the Lusty Lady of San Francisco is one such joint. The club gained national attention in 1996 when its dancers, fed up with unfair pay cuts, random firings, and policy shifts, mobilized to form a union. The management obviously was not happy with this development, and tried to stop union elections. But in the spring of 1997, the employees successfully voted to unionize. They formed the Exotic Dancers ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos in Feminizzle on Apr 04, 2012 |
Good Vibrations, a sex shop in San Francisco, is hosting the grand opening of their Antique Vibrator Museum on Thursday, April 12. The museum will showcase a collection of vintage vibrators dating back to the 1880s (most of which look more like devices of torture rather than pleasure) to the 1970s.
The Type "A" vibrator from 1902
Curator and Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will host a tour of the museum and discuss the origins of vibrators (originally ... Read More
Believe it or not, my most recent bout of relationship anxiety was a reaction to those nagging questions gynecologists always ask: "Sexual partners? In a relationship? What exactly does 'not necessarily' mean?" You've got me breaking out in a cold sweat, Dr. LadyParts, and my feet aren't even in the stirrups yet!
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, questions like these are bound to proliferate in conversations across the country. Hopefully people ... Read More