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What’ We’re Reading NOW! | “She’s a Badass” by Katherine Yeske Taylor

"She's a Badass" by Katherine Yeske Taylor is a compelling exploration of the intersection between women in rock and feminism, featuring in-depth interviews with twenty influential female musicians who have shaped the movement through their artistry and activism.

As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine
Issue 25 – Spring 2024

She’s a Badass
Women in Rock Shaping Feminism
Author: Katherine Yeske Taylor
Pubilsher: Backbeat Books (1/2024)

She’s a Badass by Katherine Yeske Taylor is a compelling exploration of the intersection between women in rock and feminism, featuring in-depth interviews with twenty influential female musicians who have shaped the movement through their artistry and activism.

Hear from the women interviewed for She’s a Badass: Suzi Quatro, Ann Wilson (Heart), Exene Cervenka (X), Gina Schock (the Go-Go’s), Lydia Lunch, Suzanne Vega, Cherie Currie (the Runaways), Joan Osborne, Donita Sparks (L7), Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses, the Breeders, Belly), Paula Cole, Tobi Vail (Bikini Kill), Laura Veirs, Catherine Popper, Amanda Palmer, Bonnie Bloomgarden (Death Valley Girls), Orianthi, Fefe Dobson, and Sade Sanchez (L.A. Witch).

About Katherin Yeske Taylor

Katherine Yeske Taylor is a longtime New Yorker, but she began her rock critic career in Atlanta in the 1990s, interviewing Georgia musical royalty such as the Indigo Girls, R.E.M. and the Black Crowes while she was still a teenager. Since then, she has conducted thousands of interviews with a wide range of artists for dozens of national, regional, and local magazines and newspapers, including Billboard, Spin, American Songwriter, FLOOD, etc. She is the author of two forthcoming books: She’s a Badass: Women in Rock Shaping Feminism (out January 2024 via Backbeat Books), and she’s helping Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello write his memoir, Rock the Hützpah: Undestructible Ukrainian in the Free World (out in 2025 via Matt Holt Books/BenBella). She also contributed to two prestigious music books (Rolling Stone’s Alt-Rock-A-Rama and The Trouser Press Guide to ’90s Rock). She has written album liner notes and PR materials for several major musical artists.
GGM Staff

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