Today Boston declared April 9th Riot Grrrl Day in honor of Kathleen Hanna and in hopes to inspire the next generation of feminist artists and role models.
The proclamation of Riot Grrrl Day reads: “Because: Our young women can’t be what they can’t see. Girls need to see other girls picking up drumsticks, basses and microphones. They need to see other girls picking up paintbrushes and pens, and telling their stories loudly. Because: the next Kathleen Hanna may be a young girl in a Boston bedroom creating feminist art by herself, fearful that she has no community to belong to.” It added that the day should “inspire grrrls everywhere to shake up the status quo and create”
To celebrate this day and the women who inspired it I have put together a playlist of songs by musicians who were at the forefront of this movement as well as some classics who helped spark it. Rock on, and remember Girls to the Front.