Carrie Brownstein is the raddest — from her role in punk music history as a songwriter and guitarist for trio, Sleater-Kinney, to her hilarious sendup of the Pacific Northwest in the IFC sketch program Portlandia (along with her collaborator, Fred Armisen, of course), to her feminist rock-and-roll memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl.
But who was Carrie before we got to know her as the coolest woman in the universe? What was she up to before we ever met Toni from the feminist bookstore?
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF FLATS AND PATTERNED CAPRIS
Carrie’s caption reads:
It is pretty funny to imagine that this polo shirt and scarf-donning (possibly bracefaced?) youngster would grow up to become a feminist icon in punk rock music — but she absolutely did. (And she also seems to have eternally rocked a perfect bob haircut — just saying.)