I don’t want to keep talking about Kathleen Hanna, but I can’t stop listening to this song:
It’s just such a raw and beautiful song about dealing with pain and conquering parts of it. It’s got a good fuck you to the people back in the 90s who gave her and her band a hard time.
It really takes me back to high school and being a misfit, but more important than that, it makes me think of the people I knew back then. I wonder if they were feeling like this. I wonder what kind of rough times they were going through. I really wasn’t going through rough times at all in high school, so maybe I didn’t notice. I hope no one I knew was feeling this way, but I think about it and I know at least a few people were. Probably girls mostly, but I know a few guys too. Just got me thinking about that. I hope they all came out OK.
Update- though really, what’s wrong with talking about Kathleen Hanna? She’s one of my heroes, and I’m glad she’s kind of back in public again.