On queer feminist parenting, latinidad, cissexism, abuelas, and heartbreak

When I was about four years old, my mother and I relocated to North Tonawanda, NY from Boston, MA. From the age of about 5, I spent my summers living in Roslindale with my maternal abuela (wela) so that I could spend time with my father (and his "extended" family) and my mother's "extended" family. … Continue reading On queer feminist parenting, latinidad, cissexism, abuelas, and heartbreak

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 work (10:14)Curation … Continue reading Ideas on Fire Podcast Interview

Latina Outsiders—sneak peek!

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!