A woman with short hair screams into a mic.

Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story

by Alice Bag Author

The coming-of-age memoir of Alicia Armendariz, aka Alice Bag, taking us on a journey through her violent, male-dominated upbringing all the way to her role as a punk visionary. She was a member of legendary punk group the Bags, as well as early goth band Castration Squad, and maybe you saw her in the documentary The Decline of Western Civilization. In this book, you'll learn about 1970s punk culture from a chicanx woman fighting the progressive fight with feminist ideals. She writes candidly about every topic: performing, working, friendships, class divides, cutting, abortions, alcoholism, and finding herself. She performed powerfully, lived fiercely, and found freedom every where she went for her amazing spirit. This book is put together in exciting bursts of ideas and imagery, including a lot of photos from Bag's youth and career.