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Indie Girl

From Starting a Band to Launching a Fashion Company, Nine Ways to Turn Your Creative Talent into Reality

Arne Johnson, Karen Macklin


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Are you a girl who’s tired of waiting for someone to design the perfect skirt? Bored by what adults think makes great "teen literature"? Insulted by the onslaught of fluffy spring break movies? Good—then you’re on the right track. The next step is to take matters into your own hands.

A fun and comprehensive guide for young women, Indie Girl contains all of the information you’ll need to start independent creative ventures, like dance companies, rock bands, art galleries, fashion companies, and more. Inside you’ll find out how to shoot a new TV show, cast and produce a play, pull together a poetry slam, make your own zine, and even build a float for a parade. You’ll also read quotes from teen and professional artists, receive technical and creative advice from pros, and get a better understanding of why and how women should be working together in the arts.

Indie Girl shows you that when girls get come together to be creative, there’s virtually nothing they can’t do!

Praise For Indie Girl: From Starting a Band to Launching a Fashion Company, Nine Ways to Turn Your Creative Talent into Reality

“Jam-packed with insider tips and quotes from teenage and professional artists, Indie Girl will both challenge and inspire you to do something out of the ordinary this summer.” — Seventeen Magazine Online

Zest Books, 9780979017339, 136pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

About the Author

Arne Johnson has been a film journalist and filmmaker for nearly 10 years. One of our favorite works is Girls Rock!, which has been screened at several film festivals around the world. He has written for The Onion, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Examiner.

Karen Macklin is a San Francisco-based writer and editor. She has written for more than a dozen publications, including The New York Times, San Francisco Weekly, and Yoga Journal.