Double Dare Ya: Riot Grrrl Book Project Update!
Folks, I have a bit more info on the Riot Grrrl anthology for you! First of all, it’s tentatively titled “Double Dare Ya”, after this song.
The book is shaping up to be an exciting super-zine consisting of comics, illustration, and essays; including personal stories, tributes, interviews, and critiques of Riot Grrrl, punk-rock feminism and feminism in general. I’m also thrilled to announce…
RE: the Riot Grrrl project - as someone has very fairly pointed out, the handful of bands I chose to represent in that promo image I drew is not a fair representation of Riot Grrrl, especially not in terms of racial diversity. I was thinking about that while drawing it, and I want this project to be about as many aspects from diverse voices, including room for critique of the movement and the perception of Riot Grrrl as this movement that only depicts the same five middle-class white girls. I’m not so familiar with the UK side of Riot Grrrl and was focusing a lot on the American scene, and should’ve really done some more research before impatiently lobbing up the first thing I drew without thinking. I will do better from here on.
I want to make this a good, inclusive book, and that is my priority in making it.