Read This: Why punk pioneer Poly Styrene deserves the ‚Äúhero‚ÄĚ label

In the summer of 1976, when she was just 19 years old, a biracial British woman named Marianne Joan Elliott-Said caught an early show by The Sex Pistols and decided to form a punk group of her own. By 1977, she’d rechristened herself Poly Styrene, a stage name that was both contemporary and slyly anti-consumerist, and…