A publication about the women who
do amazing things – right in our own backyards.

In honor of October 1st, we present to you—in it’s entirety—the based-on-a-book-made-for-tv movie, The Worst Witch. Starring a young Fairuza Balk! Who knew she was destined to be queen of the on-screen witches?

Plus, BONUS Halloween Song by a young Tim Curry!

Hey GAGC-
New contributor Jess Meany here with a quick story. I had a good spell of a hangover this past weekend and thought to myself “I’m going to sit in the dark and put together a playlist of the most brutal and badass female-powered hardcore bands I know.” I wanted to put something together that was really going to fuel what was left of my afternoon. So here it is. I dedicate this playlist to finding the deepest, most worthless corners of your mind and rattling them awake. Thanks to Krista Ciminera, the vocal mastermind behind Sorrows to help me build this playlist, and to Meg for humoring me in posting this bad girl up.Not all bands on the list are currently active, but many are and there’s still some great archives online of everyone on the list. Hope everyone found a new favorite band! Go ahead and post some of your own favorite aggressively awesome and talented female musicians in the comments section—I need something to listen to for the rest of the week.
01. Arm Candy - Hysterics
02. White Collar Crime - F-Minus 
03. Don’t Look Down on Me - Dead Ups
04. Change Your Mind - SORROWS NYXHC 
05. Leave Me Alone - Hysterics 
06. The Failure - Unhinged
07. KloNoPiNata - Black Fork
08. Trapped - Death First 
09. Gaining Force - In School 
10. New Generation - Nausea
11. Pummeling the Deceased - Rats in the Walls 
12. Pitchforks and Torches - Replica 
13. Illusion Won Again - Even Worse
14. Obasilisco (The Basilisk) - La Misma
15. Nerd in the Pit - Zombie Dogs  
16. Near Dark, Lebenden Toten
17. Mas Alla… - Permanent Ruin 
18. Downtown - Girls Interrupted Scene

Download here: http://bit.ly/GAGCXHC

And for those who want more reading material and blogs covering rad female hardcore bands:
femalefrontedhardcore.tumblr.com
fuckyeahwomeninpunk.tumblr.compunkwoc.tumblr.com
Later,
Jess
(photo of Replica from AKROPUNK)

Hey GAGC-

New contributor Jess Meany here with a quick story. I had a good spell of a hangover this past weekend and thought to myself “I’m going to sit in the dark and put together a playlist of the most brutal and badass female-powered hardcore bands I know.” I wanted to put something together that was really going to fuel what was left of my afternoon. So here it is. I dedicate this playlist to finding the deepest, most worthless corners of your mind and rattling them awake. Thanks to Krista Ciminera, the vocal mastermind behind Sorrows to help me build this playlist, and to Meg for humoring me in posting this bad girl up.

Not all bands on the list are currently active, but many are and there’s still some great archives online of everyone on the list. Hope everyone found a new favorite band! Go ahead and post some of your own favorite aggressively awesome and talented female musicians in the comments section—I need something to listen to for the rest of the week.

01. Arm Candy - Hysterics
02. White Collar Crime - F-Minus 
03. Don’t Look Down on Me - Dead Ups
04. Change Your Mind - SORROWS NYXHC 
05. Leave Me Alone - Hysterics 
06. The Failure - Unhinged
07. KloNoPiNata - Black Fork
08. Trapped - Death First 
09. Gaining Force - In School 
10. New Generation - Nausea
11. Pummeling the Deceased - Rats in the Walls 
12. Pitchforks and Torches - Replica 
13. Illusion Won Again - Even Worse
14. Obasilisco (The Basilisk) - La Misma
15. Nerd in the Pit - Zombie Dogs  
16. Near Dark, Lebenden Toten
17. Mas Alla… - Permanent Ruin 
18. Downtown - Girls Interrupted Scene
Download here: http://bit.ly/GAGCXHC

And for those who want more reading material and blogs covering rad female hardcore bands:

femalefrontedhardcore.tumblr.com
fuckyeahwomeninpunk.tumblr.com
punkwoc.tumblr.com

Later,

Jess

(photo of Replica from AKROPUNK)

Got a Girl Crush OnSand Falconer & Dana Wright of Falconwright (GAGC Issue #3 outtakes)

Photos by Meg Wachter

Check out Falconwright’s interview in Got A Girl Crush, Issue Three—on sale now!

FeaturingAnnie Larson (ALL Knitwear) • Cait Oppermann & Yael Malka (photographers) • Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin (Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast) • Danielle Flowers (Gotham Girls Roller Derby) • Ellen Van Dusen (Dusen Dusen) • Jenny Thai (writer) • Helen Shirley (cycling advocate) • Mary Roach (author) • Paula Z. Segal (596 Acres) • Rena Tom (Makeshift Society) • Sandi Falconer & Danielle Wright (Falconwright) • Sonali Fernando (New Orleans renaissance woman) // Cover Illustration by Tuesday Bassen // Designed​ by Celeste Prevost // Edited by Meg Wachter & Andrea Cheng

With contributors: Adrien Schless-Meier, Amanda Jasnowski, Amanda Stosz, Amber Fouts, Amélie Mancini, Anabela Piersol, Anna Hurley, Aubrey Edwards, Donna Suh, Erin Griffith, Grace Danico, Jen Dessinger, Liz Reid, Meg Wachter, Natalie Snoyman, Sam Paul.

$18 USD. Limited run of 750. 6.5” x 9”, 80 pages, 100% recycled matte paper, full color, perfect bound.

Get yours.

Guess what? Got a Girl Crush Magazine Issue #3 drops THIS FRIDAY 9/5! Our amazing Kickstarter backers will be top priority in shipping these pretties out, but you can order your very own copy (+ patches + limited edition tote bags) from our website starting Monday 9/8!

Also, heads up to any NYC folk: we’re having a launch party Wednesday, September 17th @ One Last Shag in BrooklynDrink specials (ahem, the “Laura Palmer”), tunes, and copies of the mag will be available for sale!

Got a Girl Crush On: Kathleen Engman in "Mother as Muse"

In stark contrast to “typical” fashion models, age and other “beauty standards” are directly confronted in these striking photos shot by photographer Charlie Engman of his real-life mother, Kathleen.

(photos: Charlie Engman, via featureshoot)

Got a Girl Crush On: Environment equality activist, Majora Carter

This TED Talk is worth watching if you have 18 minutes to spare.

Majora Carter is New York native and MacArthur “genius” grant-winning activist who details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx. She helped found Sustainable South Bronx which helped reclaim abandoned, neglected, and polluted space and turn it into public parks and greenways, as well as bringing green roofs and green-collar jobs into the area. Her main focus is to show how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy, but how a community can thrive despite of this through environmental equality and "greening the ghetto."

www.majoracartergroup.com

Got a Girl Crush On: Maria Bamford’s The Special Special Special!

Part genius, part unbridled out-there craziness that winds itself back to brilliant. Stand-up in her living-room with her parents as the sole audience—this is comic gold (and now streaming on Netflix).

Lynda of La Motocyclette Magazine (photo © Meg Wachter) The Miss-Fires MC riding around at sunset in Brooklyn, NY (photo © Meg Wachter) Amanda (photo © Meg Wachter) Lynda (photo © Meg Wachter) Leslie hot-doggin around on her bike in Brooklyn, NY (photo © Meg Wachter) Suzy (photo © Meg Wachter) Amanda and Lynda riding over the Pulaski Bridge at sunset in Brooklyn, NY (photo © Meg Wachter)

Got a Girl Crush On: Lynda Lucas of La Motocyclette Magazine

Tell us about about yourself—who you are and what you do.

Lynda Lucas: I’m senior visual designer for a design consultancy called frog design. Just moved to Brooklyn from San Francisco about 5 months ago. New York rules so hard, but I miss glorious Californian nature; epic redwoods and sweeping coastlines.

How long have you been riding a motorcycle and who or what drew you to want to ride and own one? What’s been the hardest part?


LL:I rode vintage mopeds for several years and was involved in a nation-wide community of moped gangs called Moped Army. After moving to California several years ago I started wanting to leave the city to go on longer trips and enjoy the glorious nature; which is difficult on a moped.

Let me paint a picture for you of the exact minute I decided I had to learn how to ride motorcycles. I used to live above a sketchy motorcycle gang clubhouse (don’t tell my mom!). One night I was coming home, and a gang member asked me what I thought of his new high handle bars. Because I was so involved in the more gender-neutral moped community at the time, I answered without censoring myself. I said something like, “oh, my arms would probably get tired if I had handlebars like that.” He responded with shocked laughter, “Oh, sweetheart, I didn’t mean you could ride it, bitches ride on the back.”

Bitches. Ride. On. The. Back.

I will remember that moment always, and the certainty that I would prove people like him wrong.

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Got a Girl Crush On: Mo’Ne Davis

13-year old pitcher Mo’Ne will show off her 70-mph fastball in the Little League World Series on Thursday. Only 17 other girls have played in the LLWS in its 68 year history.