Saturday, May 22, 2004

Anzaldua Passes Away

I just found out that activist, writer, and academic Gloria Anzaldua passed away a week ago today. Though I'm sure many others have engaged with her work longer and more deeply than I, her essay "Now Let Us Shift...The Path Of Conocimiento...Inner Work, Public Acts" in This Bridge We Call Home has been quite important to me. There are a few paragraphs in it about inner struggles during difficult periods that could have been written specifically for me. I have returned more than once to its words as a source of wisdom as I search for ways to live a healthy, balanced, radical life. My condolences to those who knew her personally.

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