Caroline Coon – Punk Girl Polymath

We need more like her!

As something of a punk girl polymath, Caroline Coon’s legacy includes that of being, a photographer, a one time manager of the The Clash, a rock journalist, an artist, critic and feminist.

CC 60sBorn into a wealthy Kent family, Coon left home at the age of 16, and moved to London apparently intent on getting a job. However, without the necessary desire to “fit in”, she soon fell in with the artsy Notting Hill crowd, from where she became both a model, and a student at Central St Martin’s School of Art.

“I was warned that I should hide one’s intelligence because men didn’t like intelligent women. You were expected to grow into a respectable woman, a wife and a bearer of children. Even at the age of 13, I knew I couldn’t be that.”, she told Tim Jonze in The Guardian, earlier this year.

Caroline was soon taking an…

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