Kristin Dombek

Kristin Dombek is writing a book about fear of narcissism. She teaches at Princeton.

Woman/Manly: Kim Gordon

Kristin Dombek, 19 March 2015

There was Kim Gordon, lined up between Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, in the middle of the huge stage, not a token girl bass player, not a riot grrrl in an angry all-girl band, but a musician among musicians, standing next to her husband, to all appearances equal, taking turns. It meant something, the way she was, and I started listening. I didn’t know that day that she was a new mother, that Cobain was her dear friend, or what it’s like to be in the rhythm section, how much she was keeping it all together up there.

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