The Riff
Published in

The Riff


If the Music Can Be Trusted, Turning Sixteen in 1996 Was Anything but Sweet

For a grunge girl, angst is life

Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

While my gay best friend Mark was crooning along to Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart,” I was an alt-rock snob in 1996. I didn’t wannabe a Spice Girl and I had zero interest in becoming gorgeous, glam, or…




A new publication on music and how it’s impacting our lives ❤ Write for us:

Recommended from Medium

Music Business Terms and Concepts Artists/Managers Should Understand

The Musician’s Guide to Online Dating

Get Your Lyrics Straight: Quick Organizational Tips for Busy Musicians

Deconstructing Zanias…

Mercurial Rhapsody

Finding BTS: A Journey to Kindness and Self-Love

The Disrupted Music Industry & The Blockchain Solution By Donal Finn

Get Festive- The Case of the Music Festivals

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Danielle Loewen

Danielle Loewen

she/her | reader | queer feminist | recovering academic | body lover | gamer | poet & fabulist

More from Medium

Play Your Guitar On Repeat

In The Spirit Of Full Disclosure For Our First Get-Together In Years . . .

Quiz: The Story Of Easter Or The Plot of Midsommar?