Back when we were kids, we had “Girl Powah”, a blend of pop and pink that produced for us a kind of watered-down feminism. Destiny’s Child taught us to be independent while the Spice Girls taught us to value our friendships.
However, as we grow up it seems that the pop-feminism of the 90’s has grown up with us and changed from that fun, easy independence that we knew when we were eight, to a new, grittier and in many ways, more powerful, feminism.
I’m referring to MIA, Nicki Minaj and especially, Kid Sister. With her Bright pink jumpsuits and gold shutter glasses, Kid Sister can’t be ignored. Her music fits in perfectly with her image. Its beauty lies in the fact that it is just unabashedly confident. The music itself is upbeat and tough. Each line has a kick to it which Kid Sister delivers to perfection.
The lyrics too, display the kind of confidence that we all strive for but few ever achieve. In her hit “Pro Nails”, Kid Sister raps about how great her nails are saying, “I was pretty before the dough but now I’m just the man”. That kind of confidence and strength is what’s so lovable about her music. Yea, she’s rapping about her nails but so what? They’re awesome.
She’s Kid Sister. She doesn’t care what you think. And that’s why I love her.
Be ready to see her at Bryn Mawr in a couple of weeks!
F*** Valentines Day Dance - Feb. 5th at 10 pm in Rhoads Dining Hall. Be thuurrr
Poster designed and drawn by Rachael Stephens
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