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+ … Continue reading Keep Public Art Public!
Now this was a fun and engaging interview! Please check out: Episode 68: Graffiti Grrlz w/ Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón https://soundcloud.com/user-365850231/episode-68-graffiti-grrlz-w-dr-jessica-pabon-colon 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 … Continue reading Black and Highly Dangerous Podcast
May 19, 2013, Boone Ave in the Bronx NY. Artists: AbbyTC5, Neks, Queen Andrea, Erotica67, Miss163, Pixie, and Chock.
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
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!
Lilith, the collective street artists responsible for spray painting Blasey Ford's testimony at Yale, speak out.
This will be quick. I had to put my beloved 18 year old cat to sleep on Saturday, so I have been in a very sad place. Then today, I was tagged in a Facebook post by the Girls on Top. And instead of sad tears, I got to shed some happy ones. ❤ They stenciled … Continue reading When the Grrlz show Me Love!
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