A daughter of the South Texas borderlands, I bask in the blurred culturas, languages, and histories that make up this parched and lush landscape.
I weave personal essays out of memory, oral history/interviews, formal research, poesia, dreams, myths, and Anzaldúan theory.
In addition, I compose MAS curriculum as a means of empowering the barrio youth of the borderlands.
I strive to “sift, sort, and symbolize,” as la maestra Anzaldúa describes, in order to “re-envision the map of the known world.”
My work both consults the ancestors’ maps and seeks new paths amongst the established trails.
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