Marisa Meltzer

Marisa Meltzer

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Marisa Meltzer is author of Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music and co-author of How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time. Yes, she really loves the nineties that much.

As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Elle, Slate, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and many other publications. She has covered such diverse topics from why Miley Cyrus is a good role model to which Pride and Prejudice adaptation has the best Mr. Darcy and she's reported on Parisian riots and overachieving New York City high school students.

She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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you say you’re pretty on the inside

someone else said you can’t carry that weight

the olympia five the olympia six

i can’t keep them straight because i don’t give a shit

but who did this to my good friends and me

who got us reading sassy, spin, and AP

someone told us we’re cool, someone told us we’re tough

now we think we’re hot shit, cause we’re addicted to drugs

you say your scene is...

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“An avowed feminist activist and an outspoken bisexual, DiFranco has been candid about the necessity of women musicians identifying with the F-word. "Either you are a feminist or you are a sexist/misogynist," she once wrote. "There is no box marked 'other'".”
Marisa Meltzer, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music

“But wouldn't [the Spice Girls] have shown a little bit more solidarity if they had at least called themselves feminists? The feminist activist Jennifer Pozner was more dismissive,writing that it was "probably a fair assumption to say that 'zigazig-ha' is not Spice shorthand for 'subvert the dominant paradigm.”
Marisa Meltzer, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music

“Ani DiFranco or Ani, as she is universally know to her fans, was, to a certain kind of white, middle-class woman, girl power in the purest sense. At twenty, she founded her own record label, Righteous Babe. She's released dozens of albums (and has sold over four million copies), had a baby, documented her life on the road, and opened for Bob Dylan.”
Marisa Meltzer, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music

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