Cover Photo: Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against (and with) the Machine

“I was afraid of what people would think if I cared too much.”

It was around 2003 that I got into Rage Against the Machine. It's one of the earlier points I can trace myself to and find something still recognizably me there. The band's music resonated with something deep in my guts—it still does—and their politics shaped my worldview.

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RenegadesI hope that someone will find my message one day when they really need it. Like I do.

Katelyn Best is a writer and journalist in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in Portland Monthly, Excelle, ESPNW, the Toast, and elsewhere. Sports, pop culture, language. / @bestkabest