Geek Girl Of The Week: Björk

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Who: Björk

Type of Geek: The Avant-Garde and Ethereal Music Geek

I might not always understand what Björk’s singing—or what she’s wearing—but I’ve always appreciated her unwavering devotion to creating the most authentic and unique music possible. An important aspect of being a music-geek girl is trusting your gut. If your gut tells you to train with Inuit throat singers or wear a swan dress to the 2001 Academy Awards, well, you’ve gotta go with it.

Part of what makes Björk a music goddess is her flair for dichotomy and her ability to remains mysterious yet misunderstood, powerful yet vulnerable. Björk is truly fearless and that’s an admirable quality in anyone—especially a music geek icon.

To read more about other Music Geek Goddesses like Björk, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.