A riot grrrl of my own

Riot grrrl began as an early ’90s, third-wave feminist/punk-rock movement in the USA’s Pacific Northwest, ostensibly styled after mixed-gender Olympia, Washington quartet Bikini Kill. Its British incarnation arrived soon after, most notably in the shape of ‘boy-girl revolutionary’ group, Huggy Bear. Here, Jamie Holman recalls the impact of riot grrrl’s British outriders on a scene…