It’s not just punk clubs in small towns that are fragile ecosystems. All the worlds we inhabit are malleable places, made and destroyed and made again.
The Toast has a magnificent piece by Jessanne Collins on the riot-grrrl world as she saw it in 1994 at age 15.
It vibrates with the earnest passion of a teen Bikini Kill fan (as transcribed “in angry handwriting, in a zine I made and distributed to a dozen confused classmates”), but told from the vantage point of an adult who realizes how truly incredible and formative that passion was.
Plus Collins talks to Kathleen Hanna.