This week’s playlist is near and dear to my heart. I was introduced to riot grrl music just as I was starting high school. Listening to Julie Ruin and hearing lyrics like “how many girls stay awake all night, too scared to sleep and too scared to fight back, I know you know what i’m talking about, another woman killed and hardly a pout about it” were incredibly eye-opening and life changing. These bands and lyrics definitely shaped me into the feminist I am today. Even if the lyrics weren’t meaningful, it was incredibly important to me to listen to music made by women. As much as I loved the more political anthems by Le Tigre, I could always get down to there playful jams like TKO and their cover of I’m So Excited.
Check out some of my favorite grrrl bands below!
If you have any recommendations for me, please let me know!