Out of the culture of the 1990’s Pacific Northwest independent music scene, riot grrrl established third wave feminism and brought girl power to the masses, proving that music can change the world.

GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl is a platform to tell the story of riot grrrl in our own words.


Riot grrrl is the female led, feminist and musical culture that propelled third wave feminism into the mainstream.

GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl explores riot grrrl from the initial spark to modern manifestations, including mass media co-option and cultural impact. Riot grrrl proves the strength of music as a vehicle for social change. GRRRL offers an alternative to the mass media riot grrrl narrative of white middle class college educated exclusivity. GRRRL unfolds the history, global impact and evolution of modern feminism by revealing the complexity of identities and experiences within the riot grrrl community of the past and present.

This is the story of how grrrls changed the world.

GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl is a film series that includes the feature-length documentary GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl (2016), the 50 minute documentary Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles (2015), and An Excerpt From the Forthcoming Feature Documentary, GRRRL (2013) – a short film created for the contemporary art exhibit Alien She (curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss).