Valerie George

Cindy Seip

Valerie George is a visual artist, drummer, DIY recording artist, and the arts editor for Panhandler Magazine. An active member of the Pensacola punk community since the early 1990s, George is part of the 309 Punk Project. In A Punkhouse in the Deep South: The Oral History of 309 (University Press of Florida) – co-written by her partner, Scott Satterwhite, and Aaron Cometbus – residents of 309 narrate the colorful and often comical details of communal life in the crowded and dilapidated house over its 30-year existence. The stories include playing in bands, operating local businesses such as End of the Line Café, forming feminist support groups, and creating zines and art. Together, these participants, and their memories, show that punk is more than a musical genre or an emblem of teenage rebellion.