Saturday, May 22, 2021

Your Playlist: The Linda Lindas

I first heard The Linda Lindas perform in the Netflix film Moxie. I became an immediate fangirl, following them on instagram. The members of The Linda Lindas are all tween and teenage girls--10(!), 13, 14, and 16. They are "Half Asian and half Latinx. Two sisters, a cousin, and their close friend."

Yesterday, the band performed their song Racist, Sexist Boy at the LA Public Library. Mila (10) introduces the song saying: "A little while before we went into lockdown a boy in my class came up to me and said that his dad told him to stay away from Chinese people. After I told him that I was Chinese, he backed away from me." Mila responded by co-writing this song with her bandmate Eloise.

You are a racist sexist boy / And you have racist sexist joys / We rebuild what you destroy
You say mean stuff / And you close your mind to things you don’t like / You turn away from what you don’t want to hear.

Man. These girls ROCK.

I'm pretty sure this is going to be my new anthem heading into discussion of Chae Chan Ping.


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