Micropoems Para Mi Gente, Sent with Love from a Boricua in the Diaspora

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… Read More

The Crisis in Puerto Rico is a Feminist Issue.

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… Read More

We’ve Been Here Before

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.… Read More

Last Call for Cover Art! Graffiti Grrlz is under contract!

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… Read More

Street Art & Graffiti Handbook has Dropped! 

Folks! I’m so happy to announce that “The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art” is now available! The handbook, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross, is over 500 pages of insight by powerhouse thinkers including Jeff Ferell, John F. Lennon, Susan A. Phillips, Nancy Macdonald, Gregory J. Snyder, Joe A. Austin…and yours truly has a chapter: “Ways of Being Seen”… Read More