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… Read More
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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… Read More
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… Read More
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
The advanced copies are on their way to me, so let the shameless request for reviews of Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora begin! Do you want a free copy of my book? The best way to get one is to write a review! Help me promote the book in academic, activist, and… Read More
My incredibly talented student Sam Manzella wrote a piece for The Riveter Magazine profiling my journey with graffiti grrlz! Check it out: The Fierce Feminist Academic Behind “Graffiti Grrlz” Thanks for the love, Sam!
I hit a milestone today. When I woke up and checked my email I found a Google Alert about a new citation to my work (to lots of my work, actually). Check out “Writing Outside the Gender Lines: Women Graffiti Writers of California and Their Navigation of Public Space,” an MA thesis by Denise Nealon,… Read More
A collective of women, gender non-binary, and Indigenous faculty of color across institutions and disciplines wrote a response to the recent Chronicle of Higher Education survey on racism in academia. Here is the link to our letter. View story at Medium.com We ask that if you are on twitter, please share your thoughts/retweet/etc and tag… Read More