Well, which Spice Girl were you? Which club of bad-ass female musicians would you like to belong to? And what do you know about the real history of these favorite women far away from the Bravo gossip?
It's still noticeable that in music journalism (and also on many festival stages) things could be a bit further along with making female voices visible.
With her book "These Girls", journalist Juliane Streich ensures that feminist music history can now be re-read and also read aloud on our reading stage. Together with many other friendly scribblers, she has collected examples of female self-assertion in the music business; names, faces, stories of over a hundred women from different times and genres. From Nina Simone and Edith Piaf to the Riot Grrrls, to Christina Aguilera and Grimes. Stories of past, future and pioneering musical female role models. So that it becomes visible what rock, rap, pop and the like originally stood for: for the softening of authoritarian structures and the channeling of pure joie de vivre on stage. And one thing is clear: the musicians gathered in Juliane's book form pretty much the coolest club of all time. And there is by no means a recording stop in sight!
The project was funded within the framework of "Neustart Kultur" of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media by the German Literature Fund.