Bello describes her partner as Clare, a woman she calls her best friend who she met while she was “sitting in a bar wearing a fedora and speaking in her Zimbabwean accent.” The two were friends first, then they went through a “long, painful, wonderful process of trying to figure out what our relationship was supposed to be.” So that finally solves the mystery of what Bello’s fedora in Prime Suspect was all about.
I spent a good portion of my twenties indulging a raging roller derby fetish. I watched bouts in tiny retro roller rinks, followed my team to championship tournaments and made a fool of myself at numerous after parties. I was attracted to the energy of the crowd and the culture of unapologetically tough and driven women playing a physically demanding game. And who are we kidding, derby girls are insanely hot. What riot grrrls did for third-wave feminism was what derby offered me, and continues to offer an entire new generation of girls. They deftly maneuver a spectator sport, highlighting the talent and passion of some extraordinary women. I thought my fandom couldn’t grow further, and then I found out about Team USA.
Angel Haze has been lauded as the future of hip-hop, the second coming of rap. Whether you agree with that assertion or not, it’s hard to deny that her career has certainly been groundbreaking. The 22-year-old who, by her own admission, was raised in a “cult” and not allowed to listen to music as a kid, didn’t hear her first rap beat until she was 16 years old. Yet, four years later she was spitting out rhymes like she had been weaned on Shade 45 and mix tapes.
The Friendship Game: Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox
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