take a picture of me for my myspace

In October of 2006 my rabbi started blogging. While trying to comment on one of his posts, I accidentally registered my own blog. Within hours of posting a comment, my name began appearing in Google searches. I was now linked to the post I had commented on, previous posts my rabbi had written, comments left…

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Nuevos Compañeros 2

Please Check for updates, as I continue to add more to this post. Dianna Montano Dianna Montano is currently finishing her BFA in sculpture/ installation/ new media art at Colorado State Univeristy in Albuquerque, NM. When I found her Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera) Music Video, on youtube I immediately contacted her and asked her if…

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Maya Escobar isn’t even Jewish

UPDATE: PHOTOS On an almost daily basis, I receive emails from people asking if I am in fact actually Jewish. Although I do find it somewhat bizarre that they find satisfaction in my acknowledgment of what I have already stated numerous times, I usually respond. Come to think of it, the occasions where I have…

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Identity Issues Affecting Puerto Rican Girls: An Artist Speaks

In her essay The Myth of the Latina Woman/ Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her Puerto Rican upbringing in a strict Catholic home in New Jersey, where she was taught to behave like a proper señorita. Cofer explains that the conflicting messages she received as a child, were those commonly…

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Nuevos Compañeros

So here I am introducing the best of the best… They will make you laugh, think, laugh some more and then go do something Ricardo from U N L O A D E D Ricardo is a Puerto Rican Jewish Playright. The first time I cam across his blog U N L O A D…

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Obsessed With Frida Kahlo

obsessed with frida kahlo, 2007 el es frida kahlo, 2007 part of the piece I did for d[x]i magazine on the commodification of Frida Kahlo auto retrato, 2003 frida painting, 2007 frida puppets, 2007 In search of the #1 Frida Kahlo fan in the World PROVE IT answer the following questions: When did you fall…

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your responses

RELATED POSTS Gallery Opening Next Phase of Acciones Plasticas Video Responses How does it feel to be called a JAP? Now I am asking you to participate. Hopefully viewing these images has caused you to question if and when similar stereotypes have been applied to you or those around you. Please take the time to…

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How does it feel to be called a JAP?

Please take this as an opportunity to let your voice be heard. I welcome anyone who would like to offer a response online, either written or in the form of a video blog. Remember that the acciones plásticas videos are not the stereotypes themselves, they are women who have be affected by their presence. I…

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The JAP©

from the series acciones plásticas click here for Kol Ra’ash Gadol’s critque on Jewschool about this piece. When Maya Escobar uses this stereotype she may be either mocking it or indulging it – or both – that’s one of the dangers of comedy. She clearly thinks that she’s mocking it, and attempting to provide a…

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