Counterculture Herstory

Three members of Bikini Kill pose for the camera. Photo by fanpop.com.

Three members of Bikini Kill pose for the camera. Photo by fanpop.com.

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Today marks the reissue of influential punk band Bikini Kill’s eponymously titled EP. To commemorate, the Washington Post’s Chris Richards wrote a feature about the band’s beginnings and short-lived residency in Washington, DC. If you’re not familiar with riot grrrl, it’s a genre of feminist punk music that surfaced in the early ’90s. Its influence has been far-reaching — think San Francisco writer Michelle Tea, and even Tumblr — cut-outs and collage-style art were a hallmark of riot grrrl zines. Check out Richards’ article here.

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