What is Girl Noise Press?
Girl Noise Press is an independent publishing house born out of bedroom culture. You know, that place where you feel safest to make your loudest, weirdest art.
If it looks, sounds and feels like it was made under the covers with a flashlight, on the phone with a friend, it’s a Girl Noise Press book.
It’s sharply witty, a little DIY, petty, pretty and profound. Written in gel pen by the glow of a lava lamp, then hexed and sealed with a kiss.
*Girl Noise is a term coined by Rob Sheffield. In his book, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, he says:
“My sisters were the coolest people I knew, and still are. I have always aspired to be like them and know what they know. My sisters were the color and noise in my black-and-white boy world–how I pitied my friends who had brothers. Boys seemed incredibly tedious and dim compared to my sisters, who were always a rush of energy and excitement, buzzing over all the books, records, jokes, rumors and ideas we were discovering together. I grew up thriving on the commotion of their girl noise, whether they were laughing or singing or staging an intervention because somebody was wearing stirrup pants. I always loved being lost in that girl noise.”
Founder, Writer, Creative Girl
Diana Le is the founder of Girl Noise Press. She's a recovering film major, turned music writer, turned copywriter. Her personal essays have appeared in Femsplain, HelloGiggles, and Teen Vogue.
She is the author of Suburban Legend: A memoir.
She lives in Seattle in an ethereal '80s teen grandma apartment.