Bikini Kill resurrected

I am a huge Sleater-Kinney fan. I was first exposed to Sleater-Kinney during a Bonnarroo concert in the mid-2000s, right before they went on a hiatus. Since then I have been following Carrie’s other creative outputs like her writing. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl came out in late 2015 and entranced me. Carrie’s intimate writing style and familiar tone felt like I was talking to a friend or reading a close friend’s journal.

In this memoir, Carrie alludes to Bikini Kill and their trail blazing role in setting the foundation for female punk rock groups. One evening after a particularly defeated work day, I blasted a bunch of Bikini Kill songs and one particular song stood out Rebel Girl. Empowering in its essence, it stood out for its no nonsense lyrics:

That girl thinks she’s the queen of the neighborhood
She’s got the hottest trike in town
That girl she holds her head up so high
I think I want to be her best friend, yeah

Rebel girl rebel girl
Rebel girl you are the queen of my world
Rebel girl rebel girl
I think I want to take you home
I want to try on your clothes


When she talks, I hear the revolution
In her hips, there’s revolutions
When she walks, the revolution’s coming
In her kiss, I taste the revolution!


Thus, inspiration! Embroidery is like a tattoo woven onto fabric instead of your own skin. Like a tattoo, it lives close to you. Perhaps it hangs close to your bed or maybe you wear it around your neck like a pendant. (Shout out to fellow embroider who makes these awesome embroidery necklaces) I believe embroidery offers a platform for sharing messages of hope and inspirational mantras in a similar way that body art like tattoos do. I felt uplifted hearing these words about a Rebel girl so I decided it deserved to be on a hoop.

Here are a few progress shot of the project so far:

Bikini Kill- Rebel Girl
Bikini Kill- Rebel Girl


Hear them belt it out: Rebelllll girlllllL!!!!