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… Read More

#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… Read More

Go Back to Puerto Rico?!

(Originally a Tweet thread. Posted here because not everyone is on Twitter): The #GoBacktoPuertoRico comment, response, and reporting has my blood boiling and heart hurting. A thread on the comments and why this moment is important for #Latinx solidarity across geographical/racial/ethnic difference. I am raging at @RepJasonSmith specifically, and the #GOP generally (perpetually) b/c of… Read More

Pa’Lante

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