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News |  12 Apr 2024 11:44 |  By RnMTeam

Kathleen Hanna reveals exclusive 'Rebel Girl' book excerpt via PEOPLE

MUMBAI: Trailblazing feminist icon, musician, outspoken women’s rights activist, and original rebel girl Kathleen Hanna has revealed the first serial excerpt with PEOPLE Magazine, offering fans a taste of what to expect from her memoir Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk due out May 14 with Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Hanna is also thrilled to announce the lineup of brilliant minds who will join her “in conversation” on a U.S. book tour, including Amy Poehler, Molly Ringwald, Hanif Abdurraqib, Lindy West, Brontez Purnell, Puja Patel and more. Fans unable to attend the tour in-person can join the live stream on May 22! A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Peace Sisters, a non-profit organization for which Hanna is an Ambassador. Tickets are on sale now.

Hanna’s band Bikini Kill embodied the punk scene of the 90s, and today her personal yet feminist lyrics on anthems like “Rebel Girl” and “Double Dare Ya” are more powerful than ever. But where did this transformative voice come from?

In Rebel Girl, Hanna’s raw and insightful new memoir, she takes us from her tumul­tuous childhood to her formative college years and her first shows. As Hanna makes clear, being in a punk “girl band” in those years was not a simple or safe prospect. Male violence and antagonism threatened at every turn, and surviving as a singer who was a lightning rod for controversy took limitless amounts of determination.

But the relationships she developed during those years buoyed her, including with her bandmates Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman. And her friendships with musicians like Kurt Cobain, Ian MacKaye, Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett reminded her that despite the odds, the punk world could still nurture and care for its own. Hanna opens up about falling in love with Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and her debilitating battle with Lyme disease, and she brings us behind the scenes of her musical growth in her bands Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin.

In an uncut voice all her own, Hanna reveals the hardest times along with the most joyful—and how they continue to fuel her revolutionary art and music.

U.S. Book Tour - Tickets

May 14, 2024: Brooklyn, NY
with Molly Ringwald
Greenlight Bookstore @ Kings Theatre

May 15, 2024: Washington, DC
with Mira Jacob
Loyalty Bookstore @ Lincoln Theatre

May 16, 2024: Cincinnati, OH
with Hanif Abdurraqib
Joseph-Beth Booksellers @ Mason High School

May 18, 2024: Chicago, IL
with Puja Patel
Women & Children First @ Hermann Hall
with Chicago Humanities Festival

May 20, 2024: Los Angeles, CA
with Amy Poehler
Book Soup @ The Wilshire Ebell Theatre

May 21, 2024: San Francisco, CA
with Brontez Purnell
City Arts & Lectures @ The Sydney Goldstein Theater
with KQED & Marcus Books

May 22, 2024: Seattle, WA
with Lindy West
Seattle Arts & Lectures @ Town Hall Seattle
with KEXP & Paperboat Booksellers

+ Live Stream!

May 23, 2024: Portland, OR
with Fabi Reyna
Powell’s Books @ Revolution Hall

May 28, 2024: Boston, MA
with Imani Perry
Brookline Booksmith @ The Wilbur Theatre

May 29, 2024: Philadelphia, PA
with Hari Kondabalou
Uncle Bobbie’s @ WHYY Studio