The Better Bombshell


On Febuary 15th, Ming Holden (Bombshell contributor and regular blogger on the Huffington Post) wrote this piece titled “Redefining the Female Role Model.”  (Art by Jody Joldersma.)


On February 17th, Linda Thomas interviewed Charlotte Austin (Editorial Director) and Siolo Thompson (Artistic Director) about The Better Bombshell. Hear the interview here.


City Arts magazine print edition featured The Better Bombshell this month in Defusing the Bombshell: Female Icons Reexamined.


On February 15, 2013, The Stranger covered The Better Bombshell.  Read the piece — complete with an excerpt from the collaboration between Heather Lende & Deborah Scott — here.


Have you heard of the Awesome Foundation? Created in 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from individuals who want to support the creation of Awesomeness in the world. For the month of December 2012, The Better Bombshell is the recipient of the Seattle Awesome Grant! They featured an interview with us in a blog post, which you can read here.




A popular feminist blog and discussion forum has featured our project!  On December 27th, 2012, this guest blog post written by Angela Eloise Smalley was posted on




HER KIND was launched in May 2012 as a blog by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. VIDA is a national literary organization seeking “to explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women through meaningful conversation and the exchange of ideas among existing and emerging literary communities.”

In October 2012, HER KIND featured a conversation between our contributors Heather Fowler and Elisa Lazo de Valdez. These incredible women met through this project!


The popular Alaskan blog 49 Writers featured a Q&A session with Charlotte Austin, Editorial Director of The Better Bombshell.





On October 28th, The Better Bombshell was featured in the Polish art zine Lost and Found Magazine. (Scroll through to page 211.) Editorial Director Charlotte Austin wrote the piece, and the drawings were done by Artistic Director Siolo Thompson.  The piece is currently only published in Polish, but the English translation is due soon. We are pretty excited to have a presence as far reaching as Poland!




February 14, 2013: Book Launch Gala! [Seattle, Washington.]

February 15, 2013: Press Conference @ The Ghost Gallery. [Seattle, Washington.]

February 16, 2013: Public Reading @ Elliott Bay Bookstore. [Seattle, Washington.]

February 17, 2013: Meet-and-Greet Champagne Brunch & Panel Discussion @ the EM Fine Art Gallery. [Seattle, Washington.]

March 6-9, 2013: AWP Conference & Bookfair.  [Boston, Mass.]

March 18, 2013: Seattle Central Community College Presentation: Media & Gender. [Seattle, Washington.]  Features special appearances from Kate Protage, Shyn Midili, Anita Goodmann, and Hanna Brooks Olsen.

March 25, 2013: The Better Bombshell Hits Berkeley! Cruz Skate Shop, 7-9PM. [Berkley, California.]

March 27, 2013: 18th Street Coffee House, 5-7PM. [Santa Monica, California.] Featuring a special appearance by Cecilia Martinez-Gil.

April 11, 2013: 10:00-11:30AM @ the Quinault Auditorium @ Panorama City. [Lacey, Washington.]

April 14, 2013: DETAILS SOON.  [New York, New York.]

August 31st, 2013: Bumbershoot: Words & Ideas Stage. [Seattle, Washington.]

More details of our book tour coming soon!  Please keep checking to see when we’ll be in your area, and email us at if you want to schedule a stop.