Support Few and Far at Art Basel!!!

Art Basel is America's largest art fair which happens during the first week of December each year in Miami, Florida, gathering thousands from around the world to view the spectacle. Few & Far needs your help to make this happen!! Each year we have gone out and painted, each time with a larger and more prominent … Continue reading Support Few and Far at Art Basel!!!

NOW AVAILABLE: “All Hail the Queenz: A Queer Feminist Recalibration of Hip Hop Scholarship”

About two years ago my colleague Dr. Shanté Smalls and I decided to put together a special issue that would recalibrate hip hops studies from a feminist performance studies perspective. And now, the entire issue is available for your reading pleasure (links embedded in text)!! Cover Image: Queens, by AbbyTC5. TOC breakdown: Critical intimacies: hip hop as queer … Continue reading NOW AVAILABLE: “All Hail the Queenz: A Queer Feminist Recalibration of Hip Hop Scholarship”

Notes on Street Art Night in Dubai

When you grow up in Boston and then live in New York City (or any number of urban centers where graff rules everything around you), you get spoiled. I sometimes forget that "street art," in general, is not always part of everyone's everyday experience. Heck, ART (in general) is not always part of everyone's everyday … Continue reading Notes on Street Art Night in Dubai

Notes on 5Pointz: Feelings, Responses, and the Desire to “Save”

Just before 7PM on Tuesday November 19th (Abu Dhabi time), I glanced down at my phone to get my social networking “fix” before class. I scanned the latest tweets and status updates. And there it was: Rage. Disbelief. Shock. Sadness. I went through each “stage of mourning” in about 60 seconds. Trying to explain to … Continue reading Notes on 5Pointz: Feelings, Responses, and the Desire to “Save”

Get Up for 5PTZ! A Request from Meres

In support of Saving 5 Pointz, Meres has asked that "supporters from around the world can take a day and do a save 5 pointz piece..then post on the official 5 pointz page..we have court this Wednesday..would be a great way to show the world how far the hand of support goes." Recent Example Taken … Continue reading Get Up for 5PTZ! A Request from Meres

What’s in a blog name?

You're maybe wondering what happened to "artofgettingovaries.wordpress.com"...or why the URL is one thing and the blog title is another. Allow me to explain: As my dissertation started shifting into a book (no pressure!)—tentatively titled Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Transnational Feminist Aesthetics in Hip Hop Culture—I decided I needed a new blog title too. Titles are my … Continue reading What’s in a blog name?

Let’s Be Clear: Aiko and Faith47 ARE NOT “female Banksys”

I have a Google Alert set up so I know when anything with the terms “Female graffiti writers” appears on the Internet. As you might expect, it’s not that active but it does populate something every now and again. Today, it notified me about an article posted a few days ago on The Independent: “In search of a female Banksy: … Continue reading Let’s Be Clear: Aiko and Faith47 ARE NOT “female Banksys”

An Open Letter to the Wolkoff Family

October 9, 2013 Dear Wolkoff Family, I perused my Facebook newsfeed while drinking my coffee this morning (as per my morning ritual), and came across Nir’s and Bagli’s piece from yesterday's Times. I sighed and thought, “let’s see what the latest news is.” Sometimes, being in the “future” is a very strange thing indeed. You see, … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Wolkoff Family