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January 19, 2014


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I fell in love with metal in the 80's. My musical taste was a problem primarily for the black people around me. I had few problems from whites over this. Sill, I get nervous about attending metal shows. I so want to go to the final Crue show in August. The only thing that makes me feel more comfortable is the fact that it might be an older, more sensible crowd.

Tareva Z

This video!!!!

Thank you for reposting it, even though it was hard for you to watch and share. I am an WOC undergrad in portland and am now a mcnair scholar. I want to do my research on WOC in punk/metal. As soon as I started making my own decisions about music I listened to (at 12), it was always rock music. The louder the better. I'm 28 now, and I am the only woc punk/metalhead I know! This video was really great and I'm glad I found out about your book tonight.

(I typed in google scholar: "black women punk rock" hahaha)

I hope you come to Portland soon, if you do the book tour!!!!!!!!!



I definitely sympathize about not having as much control over your public image as you'd like. That's tough; and, it's one of the reasons I write for a niche academic audience, rather than a public one.

But for what it's worth, I thought you came across as articulate, insightful, and generally amazing in this segment, which is not easy to do when you're talking to someone who wants to reduce you to a sound bite.

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