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 … Continue reading 10 Feminist Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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 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

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 … Continue reading About that trauma that lives in the body…

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."

Ideas on Fire Podcast Interview

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

Latina Outsiders—sneak peek!

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!

#GraffitiGrrlz Book Review!

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!