Bustle Originals

Jessica Williams Won't Let Anyone Make Her Apologize For Being Herself

There's a scene towards the end of the new Netflix movie The Incredible Jessica James in which Jessica Williams' character, also named Jessica, argues with her love interest in the middle of the stree...
By Rachel Simon

Phoebe Robinson Doesn't Owe You A Lesson

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Lia Beck

You're Breaking Sutton Foster's Heart & You Don't Even Know It

Fun fact: Sutton Foster can sing. Yes, really. The star of Younger, Bunheads, and the Gilmore Girls revival also happens to be a Tony-Award-winning Broadway legend who's belted tunes in everything fro...
By Rachel Simon

Tarriona "Tank" Ball Lost Her Wardrobe After Hurricane Katrina, But What She Found Changed Her Style For Life

In August 2005, six years before the formation of her eponymous funk fusion band Tank and the Bangas and 12 before a NPR Tiny Desk Contest win accelerated their rise to stardom, Tarriona “Tank” Ball's...
By Nora Whelan

The Coolest Customizable Clothes You'll Want To Put Your Name on ASAP

Remember Nomination bracelets? They were the link bracelets that everyone had to have, mostly because you could deck it out in whatever charms you wanted. The best part about them was that they were c...
By Gabrielle Prescod

Why I Never Want To Be A Gay Comedian

Emma Willmann hasn't been in the comedy business long, but she's already on her way to being a big name. The standup comedian is probably best known for her breakout performance on The Late Show With ...
By Emma Willmann

How Jessica Williams Fights To Be The Movie Star She Knows She Is

There's a scene towards the end of the new Netflix movie The Incredible Jessica James in which Jessica Williams' character, also named Jessica, argues with her love interest in the middle of the stree...
By Rachel Simon

Proof That Rom-Com Sidekicks Don't Have To Be, Well, The Worst

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Sydney Bucksbaum

For Kristen Bell, Laughing At A Time Like This Is The Only Way To Survive

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Kelsea Stahler

What The Standup Grind Is Really Like For A Woman In Comedy

You may recognize NYC comedian Blair Socci from MTV's Ladylike. But if you think that's all she's known for, you're not paying close enough attention. From serving as a creative consultant for MTV's G...
By Blair Socci

Phoebe Robinson Doesn't Owe You A Lesson

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Lia Beck

Why These 'Daily Show' Stars Think A Hillary Clinton Victory Wouldn't Have Been A Win For All Women

"Are we talking about the apocalypse?" Desi Lydic asks. She has just finished her portion of her Bustle Comedy IRL photoshoot and joins Michelle Wolf, her colleague, ready to talk politics. The pair w...
By Martha Sorren

Ashley Nicole Black Is Proof That Comedy Is The Only Way To Fix 2017

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young

This Woman Out-'Louie'-ed Louis CK

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young

How I Found My Standup Comedy Super Power

Actor, comedian, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata has been doing standup comedy for years (in fact she's one of the highlights at this year's Just For Laughs festival), but th...
By Sasheer Zamata

Why Katie Dippold Writes Female Characters That Don't Suck

When it comes to fictional female TV and film characters, a lot of them, put simply, suck. They can be stereotypical, tired, and sometimes even offensive. After all, not every woman or girl on screen ...
By Anna Klassen

How Yael Grobglas Made Her 'Jane The Virgin' Villain Everyone's Fave

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sydney Bucksbaum

Lilly Singh Didn't Become A Boss By Waiting For Permission

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Kelsea Stahler

Janet Mock Is Writing Herself Into Existence

The title of Janet Mock's new memoir comes from feminist writer Audre Lorde: "And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And th...
By Cristina Arreola

Jackie Cruz Isn't Giving In To Complacency

"The world is very scary right now," Jackie Cruz says sitting across from me at Milk Studios in New York City. The actor has just finished the photoshoot you see here, which means it was a morning of ...
By Lia Beck

You're Breaking Sutton Foster's Heart & You Don't Even Know It

Fun fact: Sutton Foster can sing. Yes, really. The star of Younger, Bunheads, and the Gilmore Girls revival also happens to be a Tony-Award-winning Broadway legend who's belted tunes in everything fro...
By Rachel Simon

Why I Turned My Most Personal Experience Into 'The Big Sick'

Author, producer, and screenwriter Emily V. Gordon is responsible for some seriously funny TV shows and films, from The Carmichael Show (she wrote for it) to The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (she co...
By Emily V. Gordon

Rachel Bloom Hopes Her 'Crazy Ex' Songs Make You Feel Less Alone

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Kelsea Stahler