Kathleen Hanna and Mira Jacob for REBEL GIRL **IN-PERSON**

Loyalty Bookstores is incredibly honored to welcome the one and only Kathleen Hanna, in conversation with Mira Jacob, to celebrate the release of her book, REBEL GIRL! This is an in-person event taking place at Lincoln Theatre, located at 1215 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Click here to get tickets! Each ticket comes with a copy of Rebel Girl. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event. Face masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees! Please note that books will not be signed. 


An electric, searing memoir by the original rebel girl and legendary front woman of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.

Hey girlfriend I got a proposition goes something like this: Dare ya to do what you want 

Kathleen Hanna’s band Bikini Kill embodied the punk scene of the 90s, and today her personal yet feminist lyrics on anthems like “Rebel Girl” and “Double Dare Ya” are more powerful than ever. But where did this transformative voice come from?

In Rebel Girl, Hanna’s raw and insightful new memoir, she takes us from her tumul­tuous childhood to her formative college years and her first shows. As Hanna makes clear, being in a punk “girl band” in those years was not a simple or safe prospect. Male violence and antagonism threatened at every turn, and surviving as a singer who was a lightning rod for controversy took limitless amounts of determination.

But the relationships she developed during those years buoyed her, including with her bandmates Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman. And her friendships with musicians like Kurt Cobain, Ian MacKaye, Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett reminded her that, despite the odds, the punk world could still nurture and care for its own. Hanna opens up about falling in love with Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and her debilitating battle with Lyme disease, and she brings us behind the scenes of her musical growth in her bands Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin. She also writes candidly about the Riot Grrrl movement, documenting with love its grassroots origins but critiquing its exclusivity.

In an uncut voice all her own, Hanna reveals the hardest times along with the most joyful—and how they continue to fuel her revolutionary art and music.


Kathleen Hanna is a punk singer, artist, zine writer, and the front-woman of the influential bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Hanna is a staple in feminist publications, from college curriculums to bestselling books, and a leading voice in the punk feminist movement. She has performed all over the world; at clubs, festivals, and even in a Kinko’s basement. Hanna has earned acclaim spanning The New York Times, NPR, Interview Magazine, V Magazine, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, BUST Magazine, NYLON and Los Angeles Times, to name a few.


Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, nominated for three Eisner Awards, and named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by Time, Esquire, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. It is currently in development as a television series. Her novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions. Her writing and drawings have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Electric Literature, Tin House, Literary Hub, Guernica, Vogue, and the Telegraph. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the MFA Creative Writing Program at The New School and a founding faculty member of the MFA Writing Program at Randolph College. She is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, where she spent 13 years bringing literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to Williamsburg. She is currently working on WE KILLED ANJI ALEXANDER (Ecco, 2026), a kaleidoscopic novel about the murder of a white-passing Indian actress. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jed Rothstein, and their son.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 


  • Does each ticket come with a book? Yes! Each ticket comes with a copy of the book.
  • I need accommodations! No problem! Patrons in need of accessibility accommodations should email  in advance to make arrangements.
  • Where is the Lincoln? The Lincoln Theatre is located at 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC, across from the 13th St. Metro exit on the U Street Corridor.
  • How do I get there? Metro’s U Street-Cardozo Station (Green/Yellow Line) is located directly across the street from the Theatre. Please use the 13th Street exit .Detailed driving directions can be found on the Lincoln's Directions page. Parking options around Lincoln Theatre are limited. As such, we strongly recommend “going green” and utilizing the city’s various public transportation options.
  • Will the bar be open? Yes! The bars accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover, and you can now open a tab using the Roam app. The Merchandise counter will accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.
  • What is the bag policy for the Lincoln? Backpacks, purses, and small bags are fine. Bags will be inspected upon entry. No outside food/drink, professional camera equipment, or weapons will be permitted. No luggage, please.
  • My question isn't listed here what do I do? You can find out questions about the venue here. If it is about the event contact Loyalty at 
Event date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk By Kathleen Hanna Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062825230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Ecco - May 14th, 2024

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations By Mira Jacob Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399589065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020