Originating in Washington State, the music of the riot grrrl movement was punky, raucous, and totally DIY, with it’s trailblazers addressing issues such as rape, sexuality, domestic abuse, patriarchy, and female empowerment through wickedly unruly tracks. As the genre grew more and more popular, the movement branched out into all aspects of art, particularly in the form of homemade zines, often written and copied out by hand. Here are some of our favourite examples:

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Courtesy of The Riot Grrrl Collection; The Fales Library And Special Collections New York University
Image courtesy of Girl Germs Zine
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Image courtesy of The Riot Grrrl Collection

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