4 years ago1,000+ Views
Anzaldúa's book, Borderlands/La Frontera, impacted my identity as a human, a woman, and Latina the first time I read through it. This particular quote is from Chapter 6 of the book ("Tlilli, Tlapalli, The Path of the Red and Black Ink,” p. 92, 3rd ed.) and has always stuck with me. Each time I go back to it I learn something new. Anzaldúa was an advocate of expressing and finding freedom through writing. I highly recommend this read to everyone. There is a lot of Aztec imagery and allusions that tie back to the Latino/a ethnic identity, but she shares wisdom that can be applied to anyone's life, regardless of background. Note: for those of you who do not speak Spanish, "el espiritu del mundo" is the "spirit of the world"
I've never had the opportunity to read Anzaldúa before, but on your recommendation, I'll seek it out! Thank you!
@TechAtHeart I'll make sure to do that!
@greggr if you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think! :-)