meredith graves, What's Underneath
Punk Isn’t a Consumerist Item, It’s What’s Underneath

We first met and interviewed the Holly-Golightly-Frances-Ha mashup that is Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves at SXSW. We love how unafraid she is to challenge what it means to be a punk musician in what she refers to as our "capitalist hetero patriarchy.” She refused to perform with a popular band whose band member is known to beat girls, and her own shows are so wildly expressive of her emotions when it comes to life's ignorances that she has bruises on her body (which she was brave enough to reveal while stripping down). So when a music writer harshly criticized her for not being punk because she doesn't wear studs, she ...well, you can see Meredith’s response and more of her well-read ’tude, including her refusal to be the "skinny, pretty" lead singer, above in Part 6 of the What’s Underneath Project. We think she is a radiant beauty and role model due to her guts to be exactly who she is.

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Stay tuned for Part 7… coming soon!
Part 6 was produced by Elisa, Lily, & Mona
The video was edited by Andrea Cruz

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