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Episode 68: Graffiti Grrlz w/ Dr. Jessica Pabon-Colon

May 1, 2019

For today’s episode, we focus on a unique exploration of a population that typically goes unnoticed - women in graffiti. Specifically, we interview Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón, an a

Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at SUNY New Paltz, about her book— Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora. We begin by learning more about Dr. Pabón-Colón (20:40) and the motivation behind her research (23:05). We also discuss the importance of understanding feminism as a verb (26:15), explore her concept of feminist masculinity (28:05), and delve into her experience of studying women in the graffiti art world (35:08).  Next, we have a conversation about heterosexism in the graffiti art world (47:00), characteristics of Hip Hop Graffiti art (55:35), and the language of graffiti art (1:03:17). We close by discussing the #FeministsforPuertoRico campaign (1:11:24).

 

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

03:45 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

18:22 - Introduction of the Topic

1:20:45 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

 

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