"Alien She" is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today, and it debuted in Philadelphia at Vox Populi Gallery on First Friday.
A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s, Riot Grrrl has had a pivotal influence, inspiring many around the world to pursue socially and politically progressive careers as artists, activists, authors and educators. Emphasizing female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance and DIY ethics, Riot Grrrl helped a new generation to become active feminists and create their own culture and communities that reflect their values and experiences, in contrast to mainstream conventions and expectations.
One of Riot Grrrl's collaborative projects was with Bookmobile/Mobilivre. In 2003-4, our WCA Chapter's collaborative book, "Who We Are," was included in a Mobilivre exhibition, which toured throughout the U.S. and Canada.