Rockin Out in Hollywood: Memories of Slash, Bancroft Junior High School, and Growing up Biracial

Kristal Brent Zook
7 min readMay 23
Slash and me

Adapted from The Girl in the Yellow Poncho

We were at the food truck at Bancroft Junior High, where kids smoked cigarettes between classes. Steven Adler, who played drums, was flirting with my cousin Lisa, 13, who was a year older than me. Steven was asking if she was going…

Kristal Brent Zook

Award-winning journo/prof. Biracial, women, justice. My new book is #1 in New Releases for Mixed Race/Multiracial! Preorder at: