Posts tagged: Gloria Anzaldúa
“Why am I compelled to write?… Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger… To become more intimate with myself and you. To discover myself, to preserve myself, to make myself, to achieve self-autonomy. To dispell the myths that I am a mad prophet or a poor suffering soul. To convince myself that I am worthy and that what I have to say is not a pile of shit… Finally I write because I’m scared of writing, but I’m more scared of not writing.”
—Gloria Anzaldúa, “Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers.”
Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004)
feminista, escritora, chicana, lesbiana, luchadora, humana compleja (feminist, writer, chicana, lesbian, fighter, complex human).
I miss her. We miss her. Thank you for the vision you shared. Gracias por la visión que compartió con nosotros.