My interview with Ideas on Fire is live! The episode is available in Apple Podcasts (iOS), Google Podcasts (Android), Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud, and all the other podcast players. We chatted about my book Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora (02:13)The future of feminist graffiti art (05:10)The intersection of art, academia, and activism in Jessica’s work (10:14)Curation … Continue reading Ideas on Fire Podcast Interview
[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
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!!
I have some EXCITING NEWS!! The Girls on Top (the UK’s first all-female graffiti crew) are coming to NYC for group exhibition at bob bar this MAY (see bob bar page)!!! So, to hype you all up for the show, I thought I’d share an interview I did with Chock—one of the crew’s founders—in April. … Continue reading Interview with Chock GOT
As I’ve mentioned before—nothing makes my day like an email from someone who has seen and enjoyed my TED talk or read my manifesto in COP. Last September, I received an email from Stela, a Québécoise feminist street artist from Montreal, Canada who was mentioned in the guest blog by Katrine Couvrette. Stela’s work caught … Continue reading Interview with Stela
I'm happy to announce that my article "Shifting Aesthetics: The Stick Up Girlz Perform Crew in a Virtual World" is now live!!! You can access it, and many more wonderful contributions to a special issue on Graffiti in Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (an independent peer-reviewed online journal). Here is the TOC: Graffiti Edited by John … Continue reading Special Issue on Graffiti Goes Live!
Who? Ana Where? Rio de Janeiro When? August 2010 The night before I left Rio, Anarkia had a little bon voyage party for me and I finally got a chance to speak with the fiery pixadora Ana. She shared her thoughts on community, pixação, self-expression, feminism, art vs vandalism, getting shot by police, and why … Continue reading From the archives…Ana
Who? Si Caramujo Where? Lapa, Rio de Janeiro Brazil When? August 2010 I get to meet some of the most incredible people, and Si is by far one of them. I remember feeling the peace in her presence instantly—it was infectious. And the Goddess she painted that day in Lapa was a perfect manifestation of … Continue reading From the Archives…SI
Who? TASH Where? NYC to Melbourne via email When? October/November 2009 Never understatement the power of the Internet. Seriously. I contacted MC TASH WAAAAAAYYYY BACK in (like 2003) when my research was a baby thesis...and then found her again (after no contact for years) because of Facebook. When I emailed her, she was about to … Continue reading From the archives…TASH
[Readers!! All 6 of you! I swear I have not abandoned you. Shiro's show went up (see previous post), I spent almost 2 weeks in Florida getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, and then before I knew it the semester started and all of a sudden I realized...oh, my blog. I now have a fantastic intern … Continue reading Interview with Free!