Dear readers, I've been home since March 13th, 2020. In the midst of this covid19 pandemic, I have not been writing. I have not been reading. I have not been reviewing. Or planning. Or publishing... I have been parenting. Surviving. Teaching. And with my "free time," I have been sewing. I am sewing for my … Continue reading Do you need a fabric face mask?
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Subcultural #HERStory matters. I thought I'd share just a slice of the #graffitigrrl herstory I share in my book for Women's History Month.
On September 14th at 7 PM at Bluestockings, Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón will join NYC-based graffiti writer Claw Money to discuss Pabón-Colón‘s new book, Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip-Hop Diaspora (NYU Press 2018). Graffiti Grrlz is the first significant interrogation into the gender politics of the art form and culture of graffiti. Pabón-Colón, an … Continue reading “Graffiti Grrlz” Book Reading/Signing at Bluestockings 9/14 7PM
For better or for worse, feminist ideologies, representations, and actions are now widely circulated online and my job is to prepare students to be leaders of our collective feminist future. I firmly believe that we must train our students to wield the tools in the digital sphere as weapons for revolutionary decolonial social justice projects.
Last Friday I had the great pleasure of appearing on the local news station Radio Kingston with Hillary Harvey (host of the program The Source) and Allison McKim (my colleague who teaches at Bard College). In this segment, we talk about "women and deviance" in relation to #policing #mothers #breastfeeding #graffiti #recovery #agency #power #decency #mentalhealth #institutions … Continue reading On Women and Deviance
I hope you enjoy! And if you do, be sure to purchase a copy!
I love all these milestones! MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW IS HERE! Penned by Chi Chi of Scratched Vinyl, a Hip Hop Journalism blog. "While this is an academic text that requires Pabon-Colon to break down and relay ideas about feminism, community, and art, she manages to do so in a way that is easy to … Continue reading My First Book Review!
A collective of women, gender non-binary, and Indigenous faculty of color across institutions and disciplines wrote a response to the recent Chronicle of Higher Education survey on racism in academia. Here is the link to our letter. https://medium.com/@wocfaculty/a-collective-response-to-racism-in-academia-35dc725415c1 We ask that if you are on twitter, please share your thoughts/retweet/etc and tag Chronicle editors @mgriley @lmcmillen … Continue reading A Collective Response to Racism in Academia
SHE'S ALIVE! You can now read the introduction to #GraffitiGrrlz and then use discount code "grrlz" for 20% your pre-order! TOC INTRODUCTION "THE ART OF GETTING OVARIES" (While you read, I'll be over here ugly crying and happy dancing...)