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Put together by a feminist collective, Girls Get Busy encourages readers to be true to themselves rather than soaking up other peoples’ agendas. The zine is packed with drawings, photography, interviews, essays and poems addressing the double standards that plague a female existence — can you be a riot grrrl and wear a thigh-skimming dress? Can you embrace DIY culture and still shave your legs? Issue #3 also features an interesting piece about the Women In Media Women In Music event at Smith College. Despite being hosted by a panel of women who have been extremely successful in their chosen field, the writer questions whether this is enough, challenging the idea that just because someone has forged a professional career out of their creativity their efforts are more praiseworthy than a person who fits in music, zines, art and writing alongside a day job. Hear hear.