REVIEW: Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now!

For Fomentation zine.

Susan Corrigan, Julia Downes, Red Chidgey, Cazz Blase
Black Dog Publishing

When I saw Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now! I immediately snatched it up. I opened the cover and scanned the contents. The first essay is titled "Riot Grrrl: The Legacy and Contemporary Landscape of DIY Feminist Cultural Activism." Holy shit. This book has got to be about everything that is exciting and vital to me.

As an outsider to riot grrrl, but participant in DIY feminist cultural activism, I found Riot Grrrl to be a profound historical document. For one, it is not canonical. Riot Grrrl starts with the movement's US roots and quickly brings us overseas to observe, in great depth, the British riot grrrl scene which I actually didn't know much about, aside from the legendary Huggy Bear. The essays range from meticulous accounts of what seems like every single British riot grrrl band and zine, to the cultural significance of grrrl zines, to just how, when, and where riot grrrl began.


Ad rates for a new zine, Fomentation

Fomentation is a new fanzine out of athens, ga. we are focusing on our local scene as well as punk in general. issue 1 will be available at the end of october. the print run will be approximately 200 copies.

format is doubled over 8 1/2 x 11 black and white
full page (5.5x8.5) = $10
half page (5.5x4.25)= $5
half page (8.5x2.75)= $5

we accept hard copies; .jpeg, or .psd files. if its digi, make sure its atleast 300dpi.
deadline for ad submissions is september 25th. we will also create an ad for you free of charge. deadline for that is september 21st.

CONTACT: fomentationzine@gmail.com

Fomentation is a zine being put out by my friends Clancy and Ken, that I'll be contributing to. For now, I am submitting a review of Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now! and I'll be interviewing Layla Gibbon next week. Pretty stoked about this.