Who? Si Caramujo Where? Lapa, Rio de Janeiro Brazil When? August 2010 I get to meet some of the most incredible people, and Si is by far one of them. I remember feeling the peace in her presence instantly—it was infectious. And the Goddess she painted that day in Lapa was a perfect manifestation of … Continue reading From the Archives…SI
The ladies runnin' ish over at COP Magazine posted some love and some kind words about me and my project. Check it out here: http://www.c-o-p-magazine.com/2012/12/jessica-pabon-discusses-graffiti-girls-at-tedxwomen-2012/ and then buy everything you can from them: they got "issues"!!!! 🙂
I'm not in Miami quite yet, but wanted to let you know that these ladies are hard at work painting/showing at Art Basel Miami this year so you can peep them. Here are some flyers/images (I'm sure there are more I'm missing!): ClawMoney: Few and Far Ladies: Faith47 NE 28st, Miami: Queen Andrea and Alice Mizrachi: … Continue reading Graff Grrlz at Art Basel 2012
Wow. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so inspired, so supported, and so fancy! 😉 I just got home from the most incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience at TEDxWomen in DC. Basically, I got to spend 3 days making personal connections with radical feminists the likes of spoken word artist Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Lynne Hurdle-Price of Nomada What … Continue reading TEDxWomen Recap!!!
So part of my project is to collect all the different websites, blogs, and photo sharing sites by female graffiti writers about female graffiti writers (the "about" part is the most important). GraffGirlz (RIP) used to be such a place...a website dedicated to female writers...but it's gone. So now we are all spending time searching … Continue reading Crowd Sourcing…What’s your favorite online spot for female graffiti writers?
Who? TASH Where? NYC to Melbourne via email When? October/November 2009 Never understatement the power of the Internet. Seriously. I contacted MC TASH WAAAAAAYYYY BACK in (like 2003) when my research was a baby thesis...and then found her again (after no contact for years) because of Facebook. When I emailed her, she was about to … Continue reading From the archives…TASH
Who? EGR Where? NYC to Toronto via email When? Forever ago...well, early 2009. Toronto-based graffiti artist EGR caught my attention a long time ago. When I started my PhD program, and picked right back up interviewing writers, she was one of the first women I contacted. Even though we only had a brief email exchange, … Continue reading From the Archives…EGR
On Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 2:00–3:30 pm EST, I have the great privilege of sharing my research at this year’s TEDxWomen conference in Washington DC. The theme is “The Space Between,” and for those of you who are not familiar with TEDxWomen: it is a collaboration between TED and the Paley Center for Media that brings … Continue reading Jess Goes to Washington! 😉
Sometimes I get to be a part of a shift in history...hip hop history that is. Yesterday was one of those days. Abby and I were invited to Davidson College in North Carolina to talk about graffiti, history, and the politics of gender, race, and sexuality. Before we began, I asked the audience to think about the … Continue reading Live Interview with ABBY at Davidson