Black Owned Beauty Brands: Beauty At It’s Finest

In a desperate bid to swim through the capitalist world of makeup that is plagued by large corporations clawing at our cash, it is refreshing to find some black owned beauty brands that actually work for a racially-conscious market. One way that you can integrate intersectionality into your everyday life (especially if you are white),…

Feel Good Playlist

In a funk? Do you need to take your power back? Do you need to be resilient and heal? Try this short feel good playlist, to whisk you away to happiness unknown. Shuffle and repeat. 1. Tubthumper by Chumbawumba 2. Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple 3. I Love It by Iconapop 4. Secrets by Mary Lambert…

Qais Essar: Tavern of Ruin

Tavern of Ruin is a collection of orphic sentiments formed throughout years of built-up personal documentation. Qais Essar unfurls the human ego and its delicate presence within a vast space while creating a sound that feels almost tangible—but not quite. It’s like cupping sunlight in the palm of your hands and wishing that the warmth…

Celebrate Riot Grrrl Day: A Playlist

Riot Grrrl is a feminist movement found in the 1990s in Olympia, Washington. A handful of punk and rocker ladies have been musically influenced by the Riot Grrrl’s core values, usually calling out on misogyny, racism, domestic violence, female empowerment and patriarchy. There is a DIY state of mind regarding the different art forms to spread…

Space Neighborhood: A Playlist

During this time, life on earth can become stressful and grueling. Whether it be the constant all-nighters you’re pulling for finals or the holiday madness around you, sometimes you just have to step back and take a trip to Mars. Your voyage awaits you; have a listen, sit back, drink a glass of lemonade and enjoy your time…

Bitchtopia Exclusive: An Interview with Bulletproof Stockings, the Chasidic Band for All Women

As anti-Semitism is on the rise all over the world, it’s unexpected to see a Chasidic women’s indie band being covered on every news station in the NY tri-state area. Perl Wolfe and Dalia Shusterman make up the band Bulletproof Stockings, which performs music for all women, by women, is making men feel excluded all…

I Still Want to be One of the Girls

The unapologetic girl-rock project, Vivian Girls, who have been outstanding female voices in music, called it quits on Wednesday, January 22nd. They announced their final shows close to their home cities, LA and New York.  While Ali Koehler, Cassie Ramone and Katy Goodman will continue to work on various other musical projects, the end of Vivian…