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