On September 14th at 7 PM at Bluestockings, Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón will join NYC-based graffiti writer Claw Money to discuss Pabón-Colón‘s new book, Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip-Hop Diaspora (NYU Press 2018). Graffiti Grrlz is the first significant interrogation into the gender politics of the art form and culture of graffiti. Pabón-Colón, an … Continue reading “Graffiti Grrlz” Book Reading/Signing at Bluestockings 9/14 7PM
For better or for worse, feminist ideologies, representations, and actions are now widely circulated online and my job is to prepare students to be leaders of our collective feminist future. I firmly believe that we must train our students to wield the tools in the digital sphere as weapons for revolutionary decolonial social justice projects.
Last Friday I had the great pleasure of appearing on the local news station Radio Kingston with Hillary Harvey (host of the program The Source) and Allison McKim (my colleague who teaches at Bard College). In this segment, we talk about "women and deviance" in relation to #policing #mothers #breastfeeding #graffiti #recovery #agency #power #decency #mentalhealth #institutions … Continue reading On Women and Deviance
Since the article "Rap Is Art. So Why Do Some Academics Still Feel as if They Have to Defend It?" by Teghan Simonton went live on The Chronicle, I've had many requests for access to the suggested reading that I offered my colleagues at SUNY New Paltz in the wake of Gerald Banjamin's racialized comments … Continue reading “Rap is Art” Hip Hop Reading List
On July 11th, Malala Yousafzai visited Panmela Castro's (aka Anarkia Boladona) urban art organization Rede Nami. Not one to let anyone walk away without picking up a can, Panmela invited Malala and her group to spray paint with a stencil. Malala chose to paint one depicting the late feminist activist #MarielleFranco. Encounters like this make my … Continue reading Graff Grrlz News: Malala Yousafzai visits Rede Nami #MalalaNaNAMI
I hope you enjoy! And if you do, be sure to purchase a copy!
I love all these milestones! MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW IS HERE! Penned by Chi Chi of Scratched Vinyl, a Hip Hop Journalism blog. "While this is an academic text that requires Pabon-Colon to break down and relay ideas about feminism, community, and art, she manages to do so in a way that is easy to … Continue reading My First Book Review!
Folx, the crisis in Puerto Rico continues to break my heart. I leave for the island this Friday... I'm posting because I'm still fundraising and have posted two t-shirts on Etsy. I need your help circulating the listings: PaLante! Feminists for Puerto Rico! Most of the proceeds go to local grassroots efforts in Puerto Rico … Continue reading Pa’Lante
On May 16th, 2018, advanced copies of my book arrived from NYU Press. Then a few days later, they started appearing in other people's hands: Do you have yours? Send a selfie via Twitter @JustJess_PhD