there has always been and will always be controversy and conflict in coalition. Read More
(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
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… Read More
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… Read More
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,… Read More