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Ian MacKaye Discovers Bikini Kill

Ian MacKaye Discovers Bikini Kill

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After a Bikini Kill show in Washington D.C., Hanna recounts meeting music producer Ian MacKaye who would go on to produce the band's "Bikini Kill" EP which began to truly establish the band's audience.  

Kathleen's Biography

Young Feminist: Went to Solidarity Day in D.C. with mother and heard Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug speak.
Riot Grrrl's Origins: Went to Bratmobile's Molly Neuman's father's office in the middle of the night and used his Xerox machine.
Type A or Easy-going:Type A
Patient or Impatient:"I'm working on that one through yoga, but impatient."

Kathleen Hanna is a New York City-based artist, best known for her groundbreaking performances as a member of the feminist 90′s punk band, Bikini Kill, and her more recent multimedia group, Le Tigre. In 1991, Hanna collaborated with other feminist punk rockers on the fanzine Riot Grrrl, which called for increased feminist activity in the punk rock scene and led to the Riot grrrl underground feminist punk rock movement. Hanna is currently making art, giving lectures and writing a new album with her band ‘The Julie Ruin’.