and then there was one

"...in another life when we are both cats..."
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I'm not 16 anymore but I still <3 Rookie

As a teenage girl in the late 90’s, personal online publishing on the internet was still relatively new. Some time around 1998 I collaborated with Meridith, my long-distance friend/ pen pal, on an online riot grrrl zine. It was called Vomit Heart and mostly featured our angsty teen girl rants on eating disorders, sexism, and homophobia, as well as our lust for bands like Hole, Bikini Kill, and Babes in Toyland. And probably Sylvia Plath. We also cleverly designed a fan site for our favourite band (Hole) but paid much more attention to design than content. Anyway, while there seemed to be a few sites run by teen girls that included content we liked, none were quite as sophisticated as the new web magazine Rookie. Overall, it’s intended readership is presumably cool teens. But even at the age of 28, I am kinda in love with it.

http://www.rookiemag.com