The Riot Grrrl movement is and was something that really impacted my life, it made me feel empowered and changed the way I thought about women and feminism. I was introduced to the music when my friend made me a mixed tape. Christine knew that I had no prior knowledge to any of these bands, the only music I knew about was the stuff they played on the radio. She took me under her wing, we went to shows, talked about the different issues that these artists were singing about and what it all meant. I kept that mixed tape because it forever changed my life and opened my mind up!
When I heard about Alien She, I was so excited to see that it was happening here in Pittsburgh! I’ve been to the exhibit twice. Instead of me explaining it here, the Millery Gallery has a great write up. Curators Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss pulled together an amazing show. It put me back into that time in my life when going to shows meant everything! There are some bands that I never had the chance to see but some that I did. The exhibit is only open for a couple more days. If you’ve seen it, go back, if you haven’t, do it now! I was able to take a few photos:
I want to take a minute to dedicate this post to a true Riot Grrrl, Sarah Wolfe. Sarah was sweet, compassionate, funny and a genuine person.