Today is the 44th birthday of feminist musician and activist, Kathleen Hanna. Her work and her personality has meant so much to me over the years. In 2010, I had the chance to interview Kathleen, and I couldn't believe it. Her answers were amazing (as I knew they would be), and I was so thankful that someone as busy (and as cool!) as her would say "yes" to being interviewed by little ol' me.
When asked about being a role model to young women, Kathleen said:
If I am a role model, I want to be one who is unafraid to make mistakes and learn from them and also who is adventurous, problematic and 3 Dimensional. That said, I hope my work has positively affected people and that the work in the end is what is inspiring, not me as a person.
Let's watch her in action! Take a look below for Kathleen playing in Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and her newest band, The Julie Ruin!
Bikini Kill, "Anti-Pleasure Dissertation"
Le Tigre, "TKO"
The Julie Ruin, "Cookie Road"