An Open Letter to the Original Riot Grrrls
By Dylan Conner
First off, I’d like to say thank you. Thank you for forcefully paving a way for women in punk, thank you for showing young and aspiring girls that they had a place in the scene. But mostly thank you for carrying a legacy that will be cherished for generations. You sparked a sense of community among women that nobody had quite seen anymore, and while it was a hard pill to swallow, you made it known that you were no ordinary goddamn pill. The vast importance of the conversations your music and art sparked is absolutely endless, and as young women, we appreciate you. Every time you made us feel like it was okay to be angry about mistreatment, to the loud guitar riffs that made us want to scream at the top of our lungs, we thank you. For all of it.
So to the original Riot Grrrls of the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, we thank you. For the endless inspiration and the voice you have given so many women.
The girls of Sucker Magazine