Tobi Vail opened her diary. It was October 21, 1990, and the 21-year-old drummer set out to pen a Statement of Intent for her brand new punk rock band, Bikini Kill, the one that would fuel thirdwave feminism and create watershed moments. She had dreamt of starting a world-ruling all-girl band since her teen years. The writings in her zine, Jigsaw, archived last year at Harvard, helped steer what we know as the DIY punk-feminist movement, Riot Grrrl. Vail’s diary entry was likewise laced with ideology. She was philosophizing a future feminism by describing her own inquisitive evolution, politicizing punk by charging it with the conditions of her life as a woman. Bikini Kill, she wrote, would fight sexism and homophobia, legitimize girl-rock, reclaim the punk domain. For the time being, they ruled their own tiny universe. “I can already feel the power of it and the band is fast becoming the most important thing in my life,” Vail wrote. “I think we will be like thee most misunderstood band ever.” The truth of her vision would soon be revealed—loudly, with serious tunes, and music that was straight fire.