BY KAREN HEERINGA
The brash self-proclaimed “fat feminist lesbian from Arkansas” is back. Once one-third of the influential riot punk band Gossip, Ditto releases her solo album Fake Sugar this summer. Her first single on the album, “Fire”, has bits of her roots peeking through as the riot grrrl sound of Olympia blends with a bit of country from the Ozarks to create an odd combination that is actually quite pleasant on the eardrums. Always outspokenly political and a constant defender of body-positive imagery, Ditto seems to always have something smart to sing about.