Grayscale photo of the author over a woven pattern lilac background, the title in red cursive on the head and foot of the cover, subtitle in label skeuomorphism

Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk

by Kathleen Hanna Author

Frontwoman for the iconoclast and iconic bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre writes her memoir — for fans of hers, fans of punk, fans of daring to do what they want to do. Here Kathleen Hanna spans her childhood full of strife through her collage years and through the days of her first shows. She shows that being a woman in a punk band came with its inherent risks — ones where the subculture faced issues of male violence, a genre that was a catalyst for controversy calling for uncalled amounts of determination to persevere. Through these difficulties, Hanna chronicles her relationships with other artists that kept her going — her relationship with Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, her struggle with Lyme disease, and the growth of other artistic endeavors during and after the Riot Grrrl movement — which she critiques. In her own words, Hanna shares her life: the good, the bad; the revolutionary art, music, and movement.