Illustration: Jess Kessler Cavaluzzi; Photograph: Ken Grand-Pierre
As my time in college came to a close, I realized it was time to wrap up my final letter to the fangirl, to myself. This letter is, in part, a eulogy to the younger me who valued herself primarily as reflections and projections of gendered stereotypes penned by straight, white boy rockers. Moreover, this letter is a vow to other fangirls: I promise to do my best to shape a world that values and empowers you for who you are.
Sydne made some quality LinkedIn connections during the first half of the show, but being professional is draining, so she crashed and burned in the bottom of a coffee cup in the second half. Aly kept Gus alive and dug deep into the Reykjavik Grapevine to find her Buzziest Band.
Sometimes, you just gotta get your angst about the patriarchy out early in the day, hence the ‘Girl Gang: Fie on You, Sexism’ playlist. Girl Gang going strong this week with CHVRCHES, Little Simz, and Skinny Girl Diet to name just a few.
P.S. congrats Syd on the second worst DJ fail in Giggs history on this show. Learning how to vinyl DJ before the show really took a lot out of ya.