Big thanks to Suzy X for including International Girl Gang Underground in ROOKIE's gift guide this year (which she co-authored with Brodie Lancaster)! More important, we really loved Suzy’s take on how the zine functions in conversations about Riot Grrrl.
We’re also in good company. So happy to be nestled in between artists we love like Osa Atoe / Shotgun Seamstress and Hellen Jo (artist of Mimi Thi Nguyen’s book cover for The Gift of Freedom). For more excellent recommendations from Suzy and Brodie, click here.
Today I met the multi-talented Claire Beaudreault, manicurist extraordinaire, rapper in Hand Job Academy and writer for xoVain. We talked identity politics, girl rappers, “making it” in the music world, and “the real ’90s.” All the while Claire made my nails look amazing!