Keep Public Art Public!

I wrote my first letter to the editor! Dear Editor: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble’s “Art in Public” policy proposal claims to encourage artists to “create artwork that engages with the public,” but the regulatory policy discourages community engagement and censors public art through unnecessary bureaucracies. Last October, I facilitated the “Art in Public” panel at the O+… Read More

10 Feminist Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

1. If you can afford to buy your own facial/massage: consider donating it to a single mom who can’t or an underpaid/overworked teacher who care gives for other people’s children. #MothersDay 2. Bail out a mother/caregiver so she/they can be with her children. @NationalBailOut #FreeBlackMamas: https://nationalbailout.org/ #MothersDay 3. Donate to Nikki Addimando’s defense fund; She’s… Read More

Black and Highly Dangerous Podcast

Now this was a fun and engaging interview! Please check out: Episode 68: Graffiti Grrlz w/ Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón For today’s episode, we focus on a unique exploration of a population that typically goes unnoticed – women in graffiti. Specifically, we interview Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón, an a Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies… Read More

About that trauma that lives in the body…

Content Warning: PTSD in real life, abortion on TV, sexual assault on TV, same-sex intimate partner violence on TV . . . . When I was 18 or 19 years old (1998ish), I was an undergraduate teaching assistant for an introduction to women’s studies course at UMass Dartmouth. The class was held in the Women’s… Read More

Race and the Women’s Movement

“For me, what I’ve learned in my life and through my studies is that HOW we do feminism really matters and it’s really not enough to just say I’m a feminist–or I’m an intersectional feminist–without understanding the roots. […] To move forward we need to look back.” Read More

On queer feminist parenting, latinidad, cissexism, abuelas, and heartbreak

When I was about four years old, my mother and I relocated to North Tonawanda, NY from Boston, MA. From the age of about 5, I spent my summers living in Roslindale with my maternal abuela (wela) so that I could spend time with my father (and his “extended” family) and my mother’s “extended” family.… Read More