TechAtHeart
3 years ago1,000+ Views
"...I change myself, I change the world"
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"
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I've never had the opportunity to read Anzaldúa before, but on your recommendation, I'll seek it out! Thank you!
3 years ago·Reply
@greggr if you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think! :-)
3 years ago·Reply
@TechAtHeart I'll make sure to do that!
3 years ago·Reply
nice
2 years ago·Reply
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