It’s about time Riot Grrrl’s get some LOVE for being a valuable part of our Social and Artistic History! For the book Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA‘s Gretchen Wagner, an assistant curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, has written an essay titled Riot on the Page: 30 Years of Zines by Women. I love knowing that something I was a part of, the zine scene of the 90’s, is represented and appreciated by such a high brow entity like the MoMA! I know that there are a lot of people/ex-riot grrrl‘s who don’t agree with me on this point but it still makes me just a little bit giddy. Just a little bit! Ok ok…a lot! I love The MoMA and I love feeling like I’m a part of it (even just a tiny bit) even more!
You can watch a video of Gretchen talking about the Women’s Zine Movement here. I really love what she has to say about it!
Now I just need to find out if my own Riot Grrrl Zine – Girlwonder – is a part of the MoMA collection. That would make me BEYOND GIDDY!