Kathleen Hanna Announces Memoir ‘Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk’

    Kathleen Hanna will be releasing a memoir titled Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk on May 14, 2024, via Ecco/HarperCollins. The book traces the Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontperson’s life from her childhood to her formative years in the riot grrrl scene. It also details her connections with her bandmates, living with Lyme disease, her friendships with Kurt Cobain and Ian MacKaye, and her relationship with Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys.

    “Hanna makes clear that surviving as a singer who was a lightning rod for controversy took limitless amounts of determination as she and her bandmates faced male violence and antagonism at every turn,” a press release continues. “In an uncut voice all her own, Hanna reveals the hardest times along with the most joyful—and how it continues to fuel her revolutionary art and music.”

    After parting ways in 2017, Bikini Kill reformed before the pandemic and have continued to tour. Le Tigre are set to embark on their first tour in 18 years. A documentary about Hannah’s life, The Punk Singer, came out in 2013.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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