Though it can be argued that the movement started in New York and centered on the secert hero of Road and Howl; Neal Cassady, the beats also had a reniassance in San Fransisco. This movement included poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Coney Island of the Mind), founder of the now famous City Lights Bookstore.
Beats encouraged free-thought, self discovery, and were linked to all kinds of drugs and debuachery.
She dressed in all black, wore a beret, and went to beatnick poetry slams.
There were more women Beatnicks, but thier families had them locked away and given shock therapy, they weren't alowed to publish thier work.