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
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
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.
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
News

bikini kill are reissuing 'revolution girl style now' with three new songs

The Riot Grrrl pioneers are re-releasing their 1991 demo tape with three never heard before tracks.
Felicity Kinsella
7.31.15
Music

boston to celebrate first ever riot grrrl day

Rebel girl, you’re the queen of the Bean! Kathleen Hanna will be the toast of the town tomorrow when Massachusetts celebrates its first official “Riot Grrrl Day.”
Emily Manning
4.8.15
Music

​sleater-kinney make riotous rock comeback

No Cities to Love is an early contender for rock album of the year.
Nick Levine
1.19.15