How I Got Into Riot Grrrl
How I Got Into Riot Grrrl By: Greta
I became interested in riot grrrl and feminism in 1998, I was 15 years old at the time. It all started when I found out through the internet about feminism and riot grrrl. I also heard a little bit on MTV back then about the movement. (I used to watch MTV, but not anymore.) I also heard about it by doing some research on the band “Hole”. I had already started listening to Hole and Nirvana, since 1994, through MTV. I done some research on Nirvana as well. I started hearing about Bikini Kill and Kathleen Hanna. I also started hearing about Tobi Vail and her past relationship with Kurt Cobain. I began listening to Bikini Kill and I liked their sound. The first Bikini Kill song I heard was “Rebel Girl”. I found out through the internet that Bikini Kill was a punk and riot grrrl band. I started going to a bunch of riot grrrl/feminist websites. I wanted to find more riot grrrl bands to listen to and find out more about the riot grrrl movement that I kept reading about on websites. I found out riot grrrl was an underground punk feminist movement. That’s when I found out about Bratmobile and other Kill Rock Stars records musical artists. I found some riot grrrl websites like “Grrrl Love Is Good Love”, “The X-Womyn Collective”, and “Revolution Whores”, etc. and feminist websites like feminist.com. However, Most of those riot grrrl websites are not around anymore, but some of them can be found on Archive.org.