Alice Bag on Punk Lit, Punk Rock, & Chicana Identity

"SFWeekly: The phrase, "Cultivating my own isolation," was used repeatedly in the book, and it seemed a particularly interesting notion to me. Would you like to expand on that idea?
Bag: It was a struggle between feeling that I was different, wanting stick to my guns and be true to myself, but at the same time craving human interaction. There were two things pulling at me. The need to be accepted and relate to others and the worry that if I'm true to myself, I'm not going to receive that acceptance."