Simone de Beauvoir at her little desk, Jean-Paul Sartre at his. The author of The Second Sex, among other books, she’s inspirational to me in so many ways. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman,” she famously wrote, and, as far as I’m concerned, that’s the most important feminist idea ever voiced. But she also wrote, in one of her memoirs, that when looking for an apartment, all you need is a fireplace to read by during the winter, and a balcony to read on during the summer. I’ve lived by that rule ever since.
— Guest Editor from BUST, Editor-in-Chief Debbie Stoller

Simone de Beauvoir at her little desk, Jean-Paul Sartre at his. The author of The Second Sex, among other books, she’s inspirational to me in so many ways. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman,” she famously wrote, and, as far as I’m concerned, that’s the most important feminist idea ever voiced. But she also wrote, in one of her memoirs, that when looking for an apartment, all you need is a fireplace to read by during the winter, and a balcony to read on during the summer. I’ve lived by that rule ever since.

— Guest Editor from BUST, Editor-in-Chief Debbie Stoller

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Photo by Kate Lord.
A new poetry anthology from nonprofit organization, She’s the First collects the answers to the prompt, “If the world were my classroom, I’d teach a girl…”, in one inspirational tome. 100% of the profits from the anthology go toward funding for girls’ education in developing countries.
Support the cause by purchasing your own copy or swing by our Twitter page at 12PM PT for a chance to win your own copy! High-res

Photo by Kate Lord.

A new poetry anthology from nonprofit organization, She’s the First collects the answers to the prompt, “If the world were my classroom, I’d teach a girl…”, in one inspirational tome. 100% of the profits from the anthology go toward funding for girls’ education in developing countries.

Support the cause by purchasing your own copy or swing by our Twitter page at 12PM PT for a chance to win your own copy!