Heritage, Feminism, & Folk: An Interview With Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff


Néstor David Pastor

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra considers herself a feminist from an early age, having noticed, even then, the violence and oppression that women face in society: “I always felt the need to fight against it and rebel against it ever since I was a little girl.”

Yet that didn’t mean she could readily identify with the feminist label. There was a latency period in which she understood feminism to be a mainstream movement created by and for white women. And as a Bronx-born woman of Puerto Rican descent, she didn’t fit the narrative.


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