I’ve even modified my thoughts and been letting my three-year-old costume herself in scorching pink and purple — her two favourite colours, as she’ll inform anybody who will pay attention. Presently, I’m sporting a scorching pink Jockey sports activities bra beneath my black overalls. The look may be very Avril On The Farm — becoming since I’m an ex-emo teen-gone-rural. Currently, I’ve been discovering myself listening to a few of my previous obsessions — the screamo sounds of Cursive, the annoyed swells of Rainer Maria. Like so many millennials, Olivia Rodrigo’s 2021 album, Bitter, rekindled my aural appreciation for indignant, vindictive, vitriolic music. It’s a sound that comes with a scene, and that scene was by no means very pleasant to ladies. Maybe that is why, when ladies did break into punk and emo, they tended to both downplay their femininity totally or put all of it on the market, Courtney Love-style — smeared lipstick, slip attire, ripped lace, and the ever present, Betsey Johnson-approved colour mixture of scorching pink-and-black.
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