We are now seeking submissions in any form, whether it be analytical or creative, for bluestockings Magazine’s new Music section!
Our Music section will feature critical analyses of music as well as reviews, and spotlights feminist and female musicians in the Providence community and on the web. Through our Open Mics we aim to foster a local women’s and minorities’ music scene to inclusively provide them with a platform to showcase their music and messages, while bringing them wider exposure on our blog.
Like the riot grrrl movement, we want this to initiate a wider conversation on feminism in music and women’s and minorities’ incorporation in the music industry.
Already, we have published some incisive pieces on music and the industry. Josh Schenkkan’s “Queering the Bad Bitch” examines instances of queerness in hip hop’s “bad bitch” trope, focusing on Nicki Minaj’s bisexual iconography. Ragna Rök Jóns’ “Hey, I’m the Liquorice Bitch” unpacks the bi black sexual politics of Azealia Banks’ discography and media. Ginger Hintz’s “Rebel Yell” explores the riot grrrl musical-activist subculture in the inception of third-wave feminism. A lyrical and videographic analysis of Grimes’ “Oblivion” chronicles Claire Boucher’s experiences with sexual assault.
Join our community and let’s start the dialogue on the importance of female and minority musicians! We are accepting music from people of all backgrounds and places, though our gigs will unfortunately have to be only for those who can make it!