Riot Grrrl

Music

bikini kill’s 90s feminist punk is still radical and urgent in 2019

Revolution girl-style now!
Charlotte Gush
6.12.19
Culture

grrrl gang manila is causing a feminist riot in the philippines

In a country where abortion is still illegal, the radical collective is fighting for tangible change — and screaming punk songs in Girl Scout uniforms.
Alexandra Weiss
6.18.18
Music

these witch punks have taken the diy music scene by the bra straps

Dream Nails are making music on their own witchy terms.
Sophie Peacock
4.13.18
music news

l7 are back with a new anti-trump track

18 years since their last release, L7 have added Donald to their shitlist.
Roisin Lanigan
10.2.17
Photography

iconic portraits by leeta harding that defined the 2000s rave aesthetic

One of the artists who captured the era’s colorful plasticity is back after a soul-searching detour.
Rory Satran
8.21.17
New York

this coming-of-age lesbian love story from the 90s is a forgotten gem

20 years after it was released, 'All Over Me' still packs an emotional punch. Here’s why you should watch it now.
Oliver Lunn
8.1.17
Think Pieces

revisiting riot grrrl's perverse love of infantilized hair

How baby barrettes and pigtails came to symbolize a new kind of feminism.
Erica Euse
6.22.17
Music

​kathleen hanna is shedding her emotional baggage

As she drops a new album with The Julie Ruin we sit down with the iconic riot grrrl to talk about the past.
Nick Levine
7.18.16
Music

lilith ai is the british singer marrying queen latifah and riot grrrl

The London-based singer-songwriter (and feminist illustrator) brings some soul to Latifah's pro-women 90s rap anthem.
i-D Staff
Hannah Ongley
3.21.16
Film

grrrls on film: 4 trailblazing female directors on why filmmaking is a feminist act

We talk to Penelope Spheeris, Floria Sigismondi, Lizzie Borden, and Abby Moser about the enduring feminist connection between punk rock and DIY cinema.
Hannah Ongley
3.17.16
Music

is willow smith a riot grrrl?

In an interview following her Camp Flog Gnaw live set, the 15-year-old spoke about Kathleen Hanna’s influence on her high energy performance.
Emily Manning
12.1.15
Music

​listen to an unreleased track from bikini kill’s legendary demo session

Kathleen Hanna is perfectly petulant on a scuzzy track that didn’t make their debut album, but has been released ahead of its reissue.
Charlotte Gush
8.19.15
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