Today, we’re reading Olivia Laing’s “Riot Grrrl: When Teen Sisters Were Doing it for Themselves” from The Guardian. As you discuss in your small groups, please consider the following questions:
- What does the cultural context of the early 1990s tell us about riot grrl zine culture?
- How does the spirit of DIY-culture inform feminism?
- Check out Laing’s collection, “The Art and Politics of Riot Grrrl – in Pictures.” What do these examples tell you about riot grrl zine culture?
- What can you take from this reading and collection to inform your own zine?