Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Posted By William Coleman on May 17, 2016 | 0 comments


Two quotes from the poet, author, and Chicano activist Gloria E. Anzaldúa:

“Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants.”

                       Borderlands/La Frontera:The New Mestiza                         

 

“Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar.”

Translation: “Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.”

                        This Bridge Called Me Back

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