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Why Queer Buddhist Rapper Nitty Scott Is Catching Everyone's Attention, Including Cardi B's

This past July, when Nitty Scott dropped her second full-length album, the 27-year-old Afro-Latina rapper and poet thought the ode to black femme agency might alienate listeners. Instead, Creature! — ...
By Glennisha Morgan

Whenever I Interview Famous People They Always Ask Me About My Magic Tattoo

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power and navigating spirituality in 2017. It was April 2016,...
By Caitlin Abber

These Women Believe Crystals Are The Reason They’re Still Sober

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power and navigating spirituality in 2017. If you haven’t hea...
By Casey Halter

Why I Defended, Supported, And Enabled Bad Men

Last week, as Harvey Weinstein went from celebrated Hollywood producer to disgraced outcast, and a list of “shitty media men” made the rounds among women in publishing and media before abruptly disapp...
By Lux Alptraum

Why My Hinduism Includes Feminism And Abortion

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power and navigating spirituality in 2017. Growing up Hindu, ...
By Shivana Jorawar

Stockpiles, Self-Reliance, & Survival Skills — How Some Women Are Preparing For Our Uncertain Future

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power, and navigating spirituality in 2017. Kristen Tyler, a ...
By Kristina Marusic

Gun Reform Is Possible — If We Learn From The Fight For Gay Marriage & Healthcare

When devastating tragedies like the mass shooting in Las Vegas happen, it’s easy to feel powerless. After all, the statistics are grim: The U.S has one of the highest rates of death by guns in the dev...
By Kristina Marusic

Actress Natalie Morales Is Begging You To Not Accept Gun Violence As "Normal"

This past Sunday evening, I hosted a game night with some old friends. It was a great time, we played “Celebrity” and laughed so hard we were all exhausted by the end of it. After everyone left, I br...
By Natalie Morales

What It's Like To Be A 13-Year-Old Girl And In Jail For Shoplifting

When she was 13 years old, Michelle Diaz was arrested for stealing a $25 shirt from a store in New York City. Her boyfriend put it in her book bag and told her to carry it out of the store, even thoug...
By Lindsay Rosenthal

How I Found Out My Grandma Was A Witch

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power and navigating spirituality in 2017. I didn’t know much...
By Casey Halter

How Antisemitism And Ivanka Trump Have Radicalized Young Jewish Women

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power and navigating spirituality in 2017. In August, when w...
By Alex Berg

Will The Las Vegas Shooting Change Country Music’s Relationship With Guns?

On Sunday night, a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500 others as they listened to Jason Aldean, the closing act of a three-day country m...
By Caitlin Cruz

That Onion Article About Mass Shootings Is Brilliant But Needs To Be Stopped

Waking up on Monday morning to news of the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 and injured more than 500 people — making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history — felt sad, and horrifi...
By Gabrielle Moss

People Want To Label The Las Vegas Attack "Terrorism," But It's Far More Complicated Than You Think

When both President Donald Trump and Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo stopped short of calling the Las Vegas massacre an "act of terrorism," many Americans were left wondering how a shooting rampa...
By Erin Delmore

With Every Mass Shooting, The US Makes The Same Fundamental & Routine Mistake

On Sunday evening, a shooter opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing nearly 60 people and injuring almost 500. This is the worst mass shooting in US history, so we’...
By Laura Ratliff

This Is What It Feels Like To Be A Mom, An American, And A DACA Recipient

Two weeks ago, I took my daughter to her first day of school, and started my fall semester at the University of Northern Colorado. It was an emotional first day; I was feeling both proud and sad that ...
By Bianca Acosta

'BoJack Horseman' Is The Best Representation Of Depression On TV

On Friday, September 8, the fourth season of Netflix's Bojack Horseman premieres, bringing us more tales from the life of a washed-up sitcom star who's also a talking horse. But while casual fans migh...
By Courtney Enlow

What Life Without DACA Is Like For Mexican Immigrants Like Me

On Tuesday, Jeff Sessions announced the devastating news that the Trump administration will end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Implemented by President Obama in 2012, DACA gave two-yea...
By Brenda Perez De La Peña

Here's What Law Professors Need You To Understand About The Second Amendment

The are over 320 million guns in the US — that's roughly one gun per person. On top of the sheer number, our current gun laws make it pretty easy for an average citizen to walk into their local Walmar...
By Laura Ratliff

How Space City Weather's Forecasts Became A Beacon In The Storm For Houston

On Sunday, as Hurricane Harvey touched down in Houston, millions of people in Texas and beyond jumped online to find out what was expected of the storm and how they could keep their families safe. Som...
By Brittanie Shey