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In August 1987, Chicana feminist Gloria Anzaldúa gifted Latinas with Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza, an autobiographical book with essays and poems that spoke directly to our intersecting, and sometimes clashing, identities and distinct lived experiences. This month, on its 27th anniversary, Borderlands can still teach Latinas some critical lessons. Take a look:
#1: Being a Latina means growing up between two cultures.
Latin American women — like mujeres across the globe — face structural and everyday discrimination and violence. As their Northern hermanas, we should recognize their struggle, not because they are victims in need of our saving, but rather because their stories need to be heard and their fight supported.
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