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In the ‘90s, it was a different world. Somebody said, “She must have taken singing lessons because now she sounds like she can sing.” I just hadn’t been using that part of my vocabulary, and I let myself use it during Reject. That was the record that people said that about. “Oh, she can sing now.” I could actually sing before, too. Women are told we have annoying voices, and that’s why I didn’t want to try to make it pretty for people. 

Kathleen Hanna for Spin on June 2016

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“dear Corin, we’re the only cats in the whole school
who can keep an open mind about music,
and accept a little wild loudness.
keep listening to those crazy new wave bands
and keep an eye out for Sheena cause she’s a punk rocker.
keep the faith and new bands will appear.

it is also interesting listening to all your stories
of car wrecks and concerts.
I hope you get out of all the trouble you got in
with the cops (sooner than you think? I know the feeling?)

we’ve got to start a band this summer,
but we’ve got to find a better name than "Sleater-Kinney”
it was good not knowing you
I hope you have a good summer
stay cool, love Carrie"