Vega Darling and Stella Zine

Director – Vega Darling is as punk rocker turned filmmaker. His work has screened at Frameline FF, San Francisco Transgender FF, San Francisco Women’s FF, Outfest Los Angeles LGBT FF and Reel It Out Queer FF, among others. Vega art directed Lynn Breedlove’s film adaptation of the punk rock dystopian novel, Godspeed (2007). Vega also worked on the gay transgender prequel to Battleship Potemkin, Maggots and Men (2009), and the experimental film adaptation of Michelle Tea’s novel, Valencia: The Movie/s (2013). Vega keynoted Ladyfest Los Angeles 2013. Vega co-directed An Excerpt From the Forthcoming Documentary, GRRRL (2013), a short film commissioned for the first major art exhibition on riot grrrl, Alien She, which also screened at several film festivals. Vega co-founded Atlanta Riot Grrrl in the mid-90’s, managed the first riot grrrl/queercore band out of the American South and wrote several zines in the 90’s and early 2000′s. Vega has organized feminist, queer, trans, and punk festivals, events, and conferences including Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Ladyfest Bay Area, and Gender Reel Film Festivals in Oakland and Long Beach. His most recent work, Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Los Angeles  was funded in part by the University of California, Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Vega is a Senior double major undergraduate student in Film and Media Studies, and Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.

Producer – Bonnie MacAllister is a former student of notated scholars Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, and filmmaker Agnès Varda, MacAllister is an award winning multimedia performance artist. Her work has been showcased at Riverside Library (Lincoln Center), Boricua College (Manhattan), the Delaware Art Museum, et al Projects (NY), Glenview Mansion (MD), Commerce Square, and the swag bags at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. She has showcased her films and music through Classwar Karaoke (UK), the Leap Second Festival (Norway), University of Sussex (UK), Kongo Kanvas (PA), and at the Kyoto Hotel (Los Angeles). MacAllister has performed at Sandy Spring Museum (MD), New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Raandesk Gallery (NY), Highwire Gallery (PA), the Rotunda (University of Pennsylvania), Cat Cat Club (Paris), Pterodactyl Gallery (PA), and Le Grand Fromage (NJ). She has received grants from the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce, a Fulbright-Hays award (Ethiopia), Teach for America Fellowship (2008), and a fellowship award to Lyon (2010). She plays music in Dental Dames & Rabbitry.

Producer – Stella Zine’s involvement with riot grrrl begins with founding a feminist performance art based band in Atlanta aka the American south’s first riot grrrl band Pagan Holiday from 1992-2001. Feeling the call of an accessible movement that encourages grrrls/queers to be self determined and to create, sie co-founded two of the first riot grrrl chapters in the south based in Atlanta in the early and mid nineties. In this awesome documentary project sie has brought cinema photography, riot grrrl critique & hirstorical consultation, and is an interviewee & producer. Stella has performed with seminal riot grrrl & RG inspired acts such as Sleater-Kinney, Jack off Jill, Tribe 8, the Need, the Butchies and many others, And sie has played at gazillion riot grrrl related/inspired festivals and has been a girls rock band coach/teacher in both Atlanta and Athens, Georgia.



Penny Arcade and cameraperson Vanessa Martinez


Allison Wolfe Riot Grrrl co-founder, Ladyfest founder, Girl Germs (zine), Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Deep Lust, Partyline, Cool Moms, Sex Stains

Madigan Shive Tattle Tale, Bonfire Madigan, Icarus Project

Jean Smith Mecca Normal, author, influenced emergence of riot grrrl.

Lucretia X Founder Support Against Sexism at NYU (BFA, 1988), joined riot grrrl Los Angeles 1992. Co-founder Revolution Rising 1993. CalArts (MFA, 2006). Zines housed at Duke University; Tulane University’s Newcomb College Center for Research on Women; the Alien She travelling art exhibition; The Punk Museum; and excerpted for scholarly treatises including RE/Search. Award-winning writing published in the US and Canada, art and films exhibited nationally and via Big Miss Moviola. Conducted riot grrrl mixtapes, an aural zine on cassette tapes.  Recent zine is about groupies and rock stars. I’ve interviewed scads of notorious women about their rock & roll adventures!

Jessicka Addams is a self-taught artist and was the founding member and singer for such seminal indie rock bands as Jack Off Jill and Scarling. As resident curator and researcher at the Dark Dark Science project, she explores the relationship between art and music with a continuing goal of creating her own art while gaining an understanding of the processes of others. Addams’ personal artwork has been displayed throughout the United States and featured in numerous magazines.

Christopher Lee Alley of the Tranny Boys (1997), Sex Flesh In Blood (1999), Founder of San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

Chelsea Starr AOL Riot Grrrl message board Co-Founder, Los Angeles Riot Grrrl Convention stage manager, professor of sociology. 

Long Beach GRRRL Collective (formerly Long Beach Riot Grrrl)

Karren Ablaze Ablaze! Fanzine, Riot Grrrl Leeds and Bradford (zine), Riot Grrrl London Co-Founder


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