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A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
In 1991, Anita Hill testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about being the target of sexual harassment from African-American judge Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The hearings were televised, and Hill’s lurid testimony sent bolts of shock and disgust across an America yet to become completely tabloidized. When...
Taylor Momsen, Amy Lee, Maria Brink & Lzzy Hale discuss labels in music
Taylor Momsen, Amy Lee, Maria Brink & Lzzy Hale discuss labels in music
Before there was Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale, Taylor Momsen and Maria Brink, there was Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Poly Styrene and Kathleen Hanna. Generation after generation, these rock stars and others in their position have dreaded receiving what has become an inevitable label of “female-led,” “female-fronted,” “women in rock” or “female rock.” While all of these talented individuals...
Nova Twins and Meet Me @ The Altar are inspiring the next gen of music
Nova Twins and Meet Me @ The Altar are inspiring the next gen of music
Since their inception, English rock duo Nova Twins (vocalist/guitarist Amy Love and bassist Georgia South) have been defying convention and making room for women of color in alternative-rock spaces. Meanwhile, American pop-punk band Meet Me @ The Altar, a three-piece energetic group composed of lead vocalist Edith Johnson, bassist Téa Campbell and drummer Ada Juarez, who are Black and Latinx, have
41 women empowerment anthems that should be played as loud as possible
41 women empowerment anthems that should be played as loud as possible
With Women’s History Month coming to a close today, it’s vital to carry these messages of intersectional feminism and empowerment throughout every day to come. These musicians aren’t only wonderful leaders in the music industry spanning over decades—they’re using their platform to spread messages of self-love and growth as well as sharing stories of hardship and navigating mistakes, which every yo