there has always been and will always be controversy and conflict in coalition.
(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 … Continue reading Go Back to Puerto Rico?!
My fundraising mission continues with tote bags!I'm now taking pre-orders. Price includes shipping and a donation to CEPA (http://www.decolonizepr.com). Place your order today: Puerto Rican Feminists Medium Tote Bag:
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 … Continue reading Pa’Lante
On May 16th, 2018, advanced copies of my book arrived from NYU Press. Then a few days later, they started appearing in other people's hands: Do you have yours? Send a selfie via Twitter @JustJess_PhD
The advanced copies are on their way to me, so let the shameless request for reviews of Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora begin! Do you want a free copy of my book? The best way to get one is to write a review! Help me promote the book in academic, activist, and … Continue reading Review Graffiti Grrlz!
My incredibly talented student Sam Manzella wrote a piece for The Riveter Magazine profiling my journey with graffiti grrlz! Check it out: The Fierce Feminist Academic Behind “Graffiti Grrlz” Thanks for the love, Sam!
I hit a milestone today. When I woke up and checked my email I found a Google Alert about a new citation to my work (to lots of my work, actually). Check out "Writing Outside the Gender Lines: Women Graffiti Writers of California and Their Navigation of Public Space," an MA thesis by Denise Nealon, … Continue reading New thesis on women in graffiti!