About the Rebel Grrrl

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Academic. Educator. Yoga Instructor.  Activist. Cat-lady. Working-class roots. Femme.

My research and teaching interests include (but are not limited to): social movements, labor, (the intersections of) gender/race/class/sexuality, pedagogy, food politics, queer theory and politics, and critical media studies.

This blog will be a space to process and reflect on issues relevant to my research, activist, teaching, and political interests.

contact me at: tiffer@merrimack.edu

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13 thoughts on “About the Rebel Grrrl

  1. Pingback: .to putting more energy into dreaming/building the future, than being pissed off at the present. « .rebel grrrl academy: revolution in the shop room, the classroom, the streets & the hips.

  2. This is wonderful! I hope you are able to keep this blog going over the summer (and next year too). Having completed 4 showcases, what do you think about your blog project so far? Has it been helpful? How has thinking about it in relation to troublemaking been productive? Do you see any limits to the troublemaking lens?

  3. hi,

    i’m circulating this petition to ban a racist drag queen who performs in blackface. if you could sign it, post it, and forward the petition on to those you know, it would really help. here’s the text from the facebook event, and the link to the event, for easier sharing:


    Shirley Q Liquor is one of the drag personas of Chuck Knipp, a white male who performs in blackface and capitalizes on racist stereotypes of black women.

    The following is an excerpt from the Shirley Q. Liquor myspace page, and a bio on this character:

    “How you derrin’! I’m Shirley Q. Liquor. I is from Texarkana and is mother of 19 chillrens. I love some brown bakeded beans, sermons on ignunce, K-Mark, and Shlitz malt liquor…”

    Her numbers include such titles as “Church Slave,” “Who is My Baby Daddy?” and “Jailed.”

    The signers of this petition are not only expressing outrage at the fact that Shirley Q. Liquor continues to be invited to perform in our communities, but they are also committing to boycott any business, organization, or event that hosts her.

    sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/ban-shirley-q-liquor-from-performing-in-your-town

    Please forward this petition widely! Our goal is to acquire 1000 signatures by October 11, 2010, National Coming Out Day. When we reach our goal, volunteers will hand deliver this petition to LGBTQIQ businesses and organizations to encourage them never to book this racist act.


  4. I’m a current graduate student at San Francisco State University, and I’m looking for the full text of your paper on Food Not Bombs. I’ll be producing an audio documentary on the organization in the coming months. So far I’ve been unable to find the full text of your article online, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to send it to me. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated! My e-mail address is lizreid13 at gmail dot com.

      • I’m a student at Brown University working on an event collaboration between our Queer Alliance and Student Labor Alliance, which is how I found your blog. It’s giving me great ideas of who to bring to talk. It would be so cool if we could bring *you*, but I’m guessing that would cost a lot and might not be feasible since you’re also a student…

        Anyway, if you have thoughts on that and/or are up for more discussion of the intersections of the queer and labor movements, feel free to email me at rojascarroll at gmail dot com. 🙂

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