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About Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was a Chicana lesbian feminist writer and scholar best known for co-editing the anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.

Born: September 26th, 1942

Died: May 15th, 2004

Categories: Feminists

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At some point, on our way to a new consciousness, we will have to leave the opposite bank, the split between the two mortal combatants somehow healed so that we are on both shores at once and, at once, see through serpent and eagle eyes. Or perhaps we will decide to disengage from the dominant culture, write it off all together as a lost cause, and cross the border into a wholly new and separate territory. Or we might go another route. The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.
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La Conciencia de la Mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness
• Source: Wikiquote: "Gloria E. Anzaldúa" (Sourced: 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.)
Bridges are thresholds to other realities, archetypal, primal symbols of shifting consciousness. They are passageways, conduits, and connectors that connote transitioning, crossing borders, and changing perspectives. Bridges span liminal (threshold) spaces between worlds, spaces I call nepantla, a Nahuatl word meaning tierra entre medio. Transformations occur in this in-between space, an unstable, unpredictable, precarious, always-in-transition space lacking clear boundaries. Nepantla es tierra desconocida, and living in this liminal zone means being in a constant state of displacement--an uncomfortable, even alarming feeling. Most of us dwell in nepantla so much of the time it’s become a sort of “home.” Though this state links us to other ideas, people, and worlds, we feel threatened by these new connections and the change they engender.
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(Un)natural bridges from This bridge we call home
• Source: Wikiquote: "Gloria E. Anzaldúa" (Sourced: 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.)

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