She’s known for regularly toting a megaphone on stage, but riot grrrl royalty and all-round legend Kathleen Hanna is passing the soapbox over to fans with the launch of the official Bikini Kill Archive, a fan-generated blog where Bikini Kill adorers are urged to submit their own unique reflections on the band and its music.
Stories, opinions, images, videos and memories are all welcome, says Hanna. “It can be totally off the top of your head and doesn’t need to be fancy. Maybe it’s your reaction to a song we wrote, something weird that happened at one of our shows, a personal anecdote or just WHATEVER.”
This project was undoubtedly inspired by Hanna’s recent donation to the NYU’s Fales Library, a body of personal papers spanning 1989 to 1996 which included zines, essays and correspondence, a legacy which will take pride of place in the museum’s newly minted Riot Grrrl Collection. The Bikini Kill Archive blog extends from this literary treasure, encapsulating the band’s polemic of accessible, grass roots collectivism, and encourages fans to add their own personal memories to Bikini Kill’s herstory.
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