Because I'm a mother of a beautiful amazing brilliant small child, sometimes I miss the other stuff going on in life. But don't get it twisted, I'm still down! 😉 Last night was one of those times, but luckily because Pau is painting at SUNY New Paltz this week (and on a panel today with me!), I … Continue reading New Documentary on Graff and Street Art Grrlz: “Street Heroines”
So I'm in the middle of writing a new chapter for Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora based on two old ones (from my dissertation) and I realized two things: 1) I'm writing about how performances of feminism circulate online and my blog has been woefully neglected (my bad! writing a book, teaching, and … Continue reading Know Your Herstory: CatFight Digital Zine
[written Summer 2013] No Somos “Mariposas,” Somos “MariPUSSY”: An Interview with Graffiti Art Activist MISS163 aka Sharon Lee De La Cruz. Walking through the streets of New York City you are bound to note the graffiti-covered buildings, bridges, and tunnels. You may ask yourself “how,” but have you ever wondered: “why” or “who?” Approximately 28 … Continue reading From the Archives: An interview with hemispheric graffitera MISS163
Some people go to the gym, some people do needlepoint, this is what I do…I hang out in dirty tunnels and I like it. ~Itsa, 2015 When I speak of the erotic, then, I speak of it as an assertion of the life force of women; of that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of … Continue reading Hanging out in a dirty tunnel…getting in touch with the “Erotic” (a la Lorde)
Art Basel is America's largest art fair which happens during the first week of December each year in Miami, Florida, gathering thousands from around the world to view the spectacle. Few & Far needs your help to make this happen!! Each year we have gone out and painted, each time with a larger and more prominent … Continue reading Support Few and Far at Art Basel!!!
My timing in terms of availability for travel this Spring is--to say the least--utterly tragic. First, I missed hanging out with the street artists in Cairo during Phase 2 of the WOW campaign. And now, to add insult to injury I will be missing a mega-event for female graffiti artists in London on March 8th...International Women's … Continue reading Femme Fierce: Leake Street All Female Take Over
Just thought you outta know about Miss163's latest project, funded by the DOT's Urban Arts Program. You can peep it on Hunts Point ave, passing the Bruckner Expressway. I've been working with the image of Ruby Bridges because I feel that communities of color need to analyze and take note of how she was used … Continue reading Ruby Bridges Walks, a Public Art Series by Miss163 in the Bronx.
I have a Google Alert set up so I know when anything with the terms “Female graffiti writers” appears on the Internet. As you might expect, it’s not that active but it does populate something every now and again. Today, it notified me about an article posted a few days ago on The Independent: “In search of a female Banksy: … Continue reading Let’s Be Clear: Aiko and Faith47 ARE NOT “female Banksys”
I'm THRILLED to announce that the Fall 2013 issue of TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies has DROPPED!! My piece on Crazis Crew, Turronas Crew, and Rede Nami “Be About it: Graffiteras Performing Feminist Community” joins works on Censorship in Egypt, Hip Hop in Israel, TDR's first born–digital article and more! Here is the (truncated) … Continue reading BUY this issue!!! Read my piece: Graffiteras Performing Feminist Community!!