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 initially on Tumblr before being moved to its current home.

I created this blog 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 I have since cataloged 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.