Counterculture Herstory

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

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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