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!
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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!