A Brief Visual History of Riot Grrrl Zines

Girl Germs

Molly Neuman and Allison Wolfe, two young feminists who met at the University of Oregon in 1989, were encouraged by Tobi Vail to start a band and a fanzine. They formed the band Bratmobile. About her experience reading Vail’s Jigsaw, Neuman said, “I realized that there were [other] people with these ideas” about feminism and music “that Allison and I weren’t the only people.” (Girls to the Front, p. 58).