About & Contact

Black Women In Rock (blackwomeninrock.info) exists to challenge the typical representations of black women in alternative music scenes. This blog — born on November 21, 2011 — was originally housed on Tumblr before being moved to its current home.

The blog was created to fill a void left by blackwomenwhorock.tumblr.com becoming inactive. I didn’t feel that I was ready to stop exploring this topic, and have since catalogued over 100 individual women who are alternative rock musicians (or tied in some way to rock music).

It is my hope that this blog will serve as a primary resource on black, female alternative rockers. Use the search bar & categories to find a particular artist or concept — more than likely you will find what you are looking for!

Any questions or comments can be directed to jaleesa@blackwomeninrock.info

— Jaleesa (@JaleesaSpooky)

BLOG NOTES (all links will open in a new window)

  • Curated Playlists for 8tracks Apple Music, and Spotify: #BlackWomenInRock Playlists
  • There is a documentary film by Sheila Jackson that uses the Black Women In Rock title, called Nice & Rough: Black Women IN Rock. My blog is not directly related to her project, but I highly recommend checking her out as another resource. Her site is www.niceandrough.com, and her Facebook page can be found by clicking here
    • (Psst: Eventually our paths did cross, and she interviewed me for her website, which you can view here!)
  • This site is also not directly affiliated with Laina Dawes — author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal) — but I am a fan! Check out posts talking about Laina’s work here.