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 … Continue reading About that trauma that lives in the body…
Subcultural #HERStory matters. I thought I'd share just a slice of the #graffitigrrl herstory I share in my book for Women's History Month.
May 19, 2013, Boone Ave in the Bronx NY. Artists: AbbyTC5, Neks, Queen Andrea, Erotica67, Miss163, Pixie, and Chock.
"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."
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. … Continue reading On queer feminist parenting, latinidad, cissexism, abuelas, and heartbreak
An Open Letter to POC at SUNY New Paltz
My interview with Ideas on Fire is live! The episode is available in Apple Podcasts (iOS), Google Podcasts (Android), Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud, and all the other podcast players. We chatted about my book Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora (02:13)The future of feminist graffiti art (05:10)The intersection of art, academia, and activism in Jessica’s work (10:14)Curation … Continue reading Ideas on Fire Podcast Interview
Sometimes googling yourself pays. I came across the trailer for my interview with the Imagine Otherwise Podcast (Ideas on Fire). The full episode is out February 13th! Jessica Nydia Pabón Colón on Social Justice Curating
I am *so* hyped for this book (and to be part of it)! Sneak peak of the cover. It comes out in June. Table of ContentsIntroduction, Grisel Y. Acosta I. Ideology and Class 1. "Punks and Hipsters: Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity," Grisel Y. Acosta 2. "The child is bewitched": Syncretism and Self-Making in Cristina … Continue reading Latina Outsiders—sneak peek!
Throughout the book they challenge graffiti being Hip Hop and fail to call themselves feminists. However this disjunct leads Pabón-Colón to much more nuanced understandings. So, for instance, towards the end of the book she discusses why the South American ‘graffiteras’ reject the feminist label. This could have haughtily been put down to their own … Continue reading #GraffitiGrrlz Book Review!