Art and Performance Interest Group Call for Proposals National Women’s Studies Association November 8-11, 2018. Atlanta, Georgia The Arts and Performance Interest Group (APIG) invites submissions for the 2018 NWSA annual conference: “JUST IMAGINE. IMAGINING JUSTICE: Feminist Visions Of Freedom, Dream Making And The Radical Politics Of Futures.” We are particularly interested in sponsoring a … Continue reading National Women’s Studies Association Art and Performance Interest Group Call for Proposals 2018!
I've had some words and phrases floating about in my mind for weeks now, but I don't consider myself a poet so I was letting them just chill out. But then, I finally took the advice I give to students every day and got brave enough to share them. I developed a series of micropoems … Continue reading Micropoems Para Mi Gente, Sent with Love from a Boricua in the Diaspora
My girl Anita, of Feminist Frequency, invited me to leave a message on her Feminist Answering Machine. I was originally going to post about my #fortify collective self care project, but couldn’t focus on anything except for the crisis in Puerto Rico. Since the hurricane hit I’ve been waiting and waiting for some kind of … Continue reading The Crisis in Puerto Rico is a Feminist Issue.
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There is shit among us we need to sift through. Who knows, there may be some fertilizer in it. ~Gloria Anzaldúa, Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists of Color, 1990 Shortly after I woke up this morning, reflecting on the social media back and forths I engaged in/witnessed/tried to moderate, I thought to myself: damn. … Continue reading We’ve Been Here Before
Every morning I wake up, tap the Facebook icon, and brace myself for local, national, and international headlines. I’m sure you do too. With each executive order, legislation reversal, and GOP sponsored bill I read, my body goes limp with sorrow, tense with fear, then stiff with rage. These are the physical and psychological effects … Continue reading What Does Your Feminism Do?
Dear women who voted for Trump and have nothing good to say about the Women's Marches across the world, I hope you take the time to read this because just days ago I didn’t have the energy to write it. I was completely spent from years of educating others as a queer Latina feminist scholar and … Continue reading An Open Letter to Women Who Voted for Trump
My Academic Minute segment was selected to run onThe Best of Our Knowledge! Transcript: Unlike other kinds of street art, Hip Hop graffiti writers use AfroCaribbean aesthetics (like call and response and self-naming) to assert their voices and claim belonging to a place by writing their name on a public surface. Because writing graffiti is … Continue reading Academic Minute Love
Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora is now under contract with NYU Press and I'm looking for cover art! I am torn between two ideas: one is a photograph of a piece by a graff grrl and the other is a collage of diff grrlz holding a can obfuscating their face. You know the … Continue reading Last Call for Cover Art! Graffiti Grrlz is under contract!