Laing Riot Grrrls

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?

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