Author(s): Lauren Bravo
'The Spice Girls' arrival on the pop scene marked the gateway to a modern form of feminism, all dressed up as a riotously good time.' Stylist
What Would The Spice Girls Do? is a nostalgia-filled celebration of the most famous girl band in history as well as a smart and funny look at the ways in which the women who idolised them have benefitted from those five feisty characters who stomped their way to success in the nineties and have remained in our hearts ever since.
The words 'girl power' will, for some, bring back vivid memories of short skirts and platform boots and the five young women who wore them. But it wasn't just about the look - for many of us, those women and those words meant so much more. This was about identity, courage and fun... this was about feminism.
The Spice Girls gave a generation their first glimpse of the power of friendship, of anger, of staying true to yourself, of sheer bloody-mindedness. They gave us everything, all that joy can bring, and we took it to heart. The girl power generation have since stood up, grabbed a mega phone and kick started a new wave of women's liberation.
And The Spice Girls' particular brand of feminism is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago - we still need that fun and fearlessness, we still need accessible and all-embracing equality... we still need a zig-a-zig-ah.