Kathleen Hanna

Unwavering feminist, American musician and pioneer of the Riot Grrrl movement

  • Lead singer of influential 90s punk band Bikini Kill, as well as the more recent, highly acclaimed multimedia group Le Tigre.  Currently making music with The Julie Ruin
  • Pivotal figure of “Riot Grrrl,”  a feminist movement that took place within the underground music scene that flourished alongside ‘Grunge’ in the ’90s
  • Featured in the performance-based documentary Who Took the Bomp?  Le Tigre On Tour

  • Subject of the award-winning documentary The Punk Singer


The Punk Singer   Bikini Kill 2   Julie_Ruin_cover   Le_Tigre_(album)

There is cool, there is super cool, and then there is Kathleen Hanna.

- Sydney Morning Herald

We had a full house for Kathleen's talk and the audience was simultaneously inspired and blown away! Being able to bring her to campus (finally!) was a real plum for BCC. Thousands of thanks to you (and Kathleen, of course) for making this happen for us. It was so lovely to meet her and you were right on - We loved her!

- -Bergen Community College

… smart, funny, and breathlessly honest . . . musician of considerable talent whose first band, Bikini Kill, became the standard bearer of the Riot Grrrl movement in the early '90s.

- Laurie Weeks, Index Magazine

Kathleen Hanna is a one-woman tornado . . . an army of one.

- Douglas Wolk