Riot Grrrls, Zines and Twenty Years of Activism


Girl Zines


In the early 1990s, young women calling themselves riot grrls published funky, handmade, photocopied booklets documenting their wide range of experiences and politics. The publication of these zines gave rise to the third wave feminist movement.

Alison Piepmeier, College of Charleston Professor and author, presents Riot Grrrls, Zines and Twenty Years of Activism as a part of Coastal Carolina University‘s celebration of Women’s History Month. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and takes place on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at James J. Johnson Auditorium.

In this interactive presentation, Piepmeier describes the important role of zines in the development of third wave feminism, explains how zines offer us models for our own self-expression, and explores their place in the future of feminism. Admission is free. For more information, visit the website here.