Posts tagged Gloria E. Anzaldúa
An Interview with Gloria Anzaldúa

"She puts history through a sieve, winnows out the lies, looks at the forces that we as a race, as women, have been a part of.  . . She reinterprets history and, using new symbols, she shapes new myths. She adopts new perspectives toward the darkskinned, women and queers. She strengthens her tolerance (and intolerance) for ambiguity. She is willing to share, to make herself vulnerable to foreign ways of seeing and thinking. She surrenders all notions of safety, of the familiar. Deconstruct, construct. She becomes a nahual, able to transform herself into a tree, a coyote, into another person. She learns to transform the small "I" into the total self."

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Check Your Allyship

"My U.S. citizenship grants me privileges. It allows me to travel from the United States to El Salvador with relative ease. I have to pay $10 for a tourist card, because although I travel there every two years and and have dozens of relatives in the country, it’s not considered my “legal” home. When I visit my Abuela Carmen, whose home sits between tropical trees and gleaming green leaves, I tell her that I’ll see her soon. And because international mobility is not treated as the human right it should be, telling Abuela that I’ll see her again is a privilege."

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Today's Google Doodle Sends Another Important Political Message

"Anzaldúa focused her life's work on exploring these themes. After attending Pan American University and earning a master's degree in English and Education at the University of Texas, she taught in bilingual and special education programs. Then, she started writing, funneling her voice and experiences into bestselling works of feminist, queer, and cultural theory. According to the Poetry Foundation, Anzaldúa is best known for her 1987 book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and subsequent essay, “La Prieta.""

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