National Women’s Studies Association Art and Performance Interest Group Call for Proposals 2018!

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!

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

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 … Continue reading The Crisis in Puerto Rico is a Feminist Issue.

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. … Continue reading We’ve Been Here Before

What Does Your Feminism Do?

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?

An Open Letter to Women Who Voted for Trump

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

Academic Minute Love

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

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 … Continue reading Last Call for Cover Art! Graffiti Grrlz is under contract!