Riot Grrrl


Instagram Is a New Frontier In Women's Life Writing

You could say that the fastest growing social media network is the logical conclusion of everything from 16th-century letters to DIY zines.
Freya Marshall Payne
Holy Shit

Bikini Kill Are Reuniting

Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Tobi Vail will be joined by guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle for shows in New York and Los Angeles through the late spring.
Alex Robert Ross

How Feminist Zine Culture Has Evolved

From Riot Grrrl to a more inclusive and high aesthetic present, a new exhibition shows the changing faces of a century of independent print.
Ione Gamble

'Left for Dead' Is the Most Intimate Depiction of Riot Grrrl Pioneers L7

Guitarist/vocalist Donita Sparks explains the feminist pioneers' hands on approach to their long-awaited, emotional new documentary.
Zena Tsarfin

Hunger Makes Us Modern Fans: An Interview with Carrie Brownstein

The Sleater-Kinney guitarist's memoir releases this week so we sat down with the 41 year old legend to talk about her influence, the future, and Young Thug.
Bryn Lovitt

Listen to the First Song from Kitten Forever's New Album, '7 Hearts'

The instrument-swappin’, telephone-screamin’, Beyoncé-supportin’ three-piece is ushering in a new wave of Midwestern riot grrrl.
Dan Ozzi
Scene Reports

Welcome to Girls Rock! Camp, Iowa City's Breeding Ground for Feminists of the Future

Girls Rock! Camp is founded on the Riot Grrrl philosophy that you do not have to be technically proficient. You just have to be brave.
Alyse Burnside
Holy Shit

Bikini Kill Drop Previously Unheard Track "Ocean Song"

Recorded years and years ago this tune was inspired by her time spent working at an abused women's shelter in Olympia.
Kim Taylor Bennett

Alternatives to Alternatives: The Black Grrrls Riot Ignored

Nineties nostalgia has transformed the Riot Grrrl movement from the alternative underground to a mainstream obsession. But just like before, black women are being left out.
Gabby Bess
Firsties and Faves

Firsties and Faves with Modern Day Riot Grrrls Kitten Forever

We talked to Kitten Forever about their fave Spice Girls, first heat-breaks, and Sylvia Plath tattoos.
Bryn Lovitt
punk in love

In Romanticizing Riot Grrrl, We’ve Forgotten the Women of UK Punk That Paved The Way

Bands like Bikini Kill have been credited for inspiring a new generation of creative women, but X-Ray Spex and The Slits provided me with an outlet for all the frustrations I felt as a girl growing up in Britain.
Emma Garland
Ink Spots

'One Beat Zines' Are a Self-Publishing Feminist Powerhouse

We talked to founders Julia Scheele and Sarah Broadman about their Riot Grrrl revival zine, <i>Double Dare Ya</i>, and took a look at some of its artwork.
Robert McCallum