“We ARE the Revolution”: Riot Grrrl Press, Girl Empowerment, and DIY Self-Publishing

  title={“We ARE the Revolution”: Riot Grrrl Press, Girl Empowerment, and DIY Self-Publishing},
  author={Kevin C. Dunn and May Summer Farnsworth},
  journal={Women's Studies},
  pages={136 - 157}
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