Wednesday, May 18, 2011
why i paint what i paint #21
I am reading a 20 yr old book that I stumbled upon at my local University Bookstore. It is titled BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA The New Mestiza. Apparently it was a groundbreaking work rooted in Gloria Anzaldua's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist and a writer. On the back of the book it says that Borderlands "remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.