Grrrls on the Side is full of excerpts from the characters’ zines. These blog-style print booklets have great names like “Chubby Bunny” and “Material Grrrl.”
Want to know what your ’90s zine would be called?
In the graphic above, just find the word associated with your zodiac sign (#1), then the last digit of your phone number (#2) and then the last digit of your age (#3). Put the three words together and you get the name of your zine.
Mine would be Brutal Feminist Baggage.
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Grrrls on the Side
ISBN 13: 978-1-945053-21-4
The year is 1994 and alternative is in. But not for alternative girl Tabitha Denton; she hates her life. She is uninterested in boys, lonely, and sidelined by former friends at her suburban high school. When she picks up a zine at a punk concert, she finds an escape—an advertisement for a Riot Grrrl meet-up.
At the meeting, Tabitha finds girls who are more like her and a place to belong. But just as Tabitha is settling in with her new friends and beginning to think she understands herself, eighteen-year-old Jackie Hardwick walks into a meeting and changes her world forever. The out-and-proud Jackie is unlike anyone Tabitha has ever known. As her feelings for Jackie grow, Tabitha begins to learn more about herself and the racial injustices of the punk scene, but to be with Jackie, she must also come to grips with her own privilege and stand up for what’s right.