In the early 1990s a group of friends in Olympia, Washington decided to tell the world what it felt like to be young and female in America. Through consciousness-raising meetings, zine exchanges, and numerous kick-ass all-girl punk bands, with the rallying cry "Revolution Girl Style Now!" they finally got some attention... but not necessarily the kind they'd hoped for. A fascinating story of what happens when the mainstream shines a bright spotlight on a tiny subculture, and about young women finding, losing, and refinding their own voices. This book will make you want to start a band... and then start a revolution. —Recommended by Suzanne, City Lights Books
Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of Riot Grrrl—the radical feminist uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s and included incendiary punk bands Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, and Huggy Bear. A dynamic chronicle not just a movement but an era, this is the story of a group of pissed—off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet.