Rebel Girl You Are The Queen Of My World
Whilst I appreciate mainstream artists such as Florence and the Machine, Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes, my musical tastes when it comes to the powerful female icons remain true to the heavier punk rock style. Be Your Own Pet, Le Tigre and Hole are probably my favourites, whilst my 14 year old self still appreciates the angsty whailings of Jack Off Jill.
For me, the ethos of Riot Grrrl isn't about being a feminist, or having anger, or starting any new revolutions. It's more about appreciating yourself, having confidence and doing what you want (to an extent) despite what people around you tell you that you should do. Use swear words, wear what you want, eat what you want, think how you want to think and say what you want to say. If you're not offending anyone else you do it. If you're not hurting anyone else, go for it. Have confidence, accept your body and don't let any body bring you down - male or female. Don't apologise for being fearless and if somebody hurts you; don't get bitter, get better, than them. Because ain't nobody going to bring you down.