This Bridge Called My Back

This Bridge Called My Back This Groundbreaking Collection Reflects An Uncompromised Definition Of Feminism By Women Of Color Through Personal Essays, Criticism, Interviews, Testimonials, Poetry, And Visual Art, The Collection Explores, As Coeditor Cherr E Moraga Writes, The Complex Confluence Of Identities Race, Class, Gender, And Sexuality Systemic To Women Of Color Oppression And Liberation. Without getting too personal, I have to admit I grew up with identity issues.I guess most women of colour living in the West do have such moments, especially seeing as how we are under represented in many areas of society Not only that, we also have to contend with stereotypes and being caught between cultures As such, this book was very important to me It is an anthology featuring different types of works poems, speeches, short stories by gay and straight women of colour African American, Without getting too personal, I have to admit I grew up with identity issues.I guess most women of colour living in the West do have such moments, especially seeing as how we are under represented in many areas of society Not only that, we also have to contend with stereotypes and being caught between cultures As such, this book was very important to me It is an anthology featuring different types of works poems, speeches, short stories by gay and straight women of colour African American, Asian, Native American, Latina What I found surprising is how all these groups of women have similar problems despite their ethnic differences The book is indeed radical It is very candid and unapologetic It s also exho
don t try to read queer theory or anything on your gender studies syllabus without reading this book first because that shit all came from this shit, no matter what all the white queer theorists try to tell you.but seriously theoretically, the trajectory is there these women came up with what we all now understand as the reality that multiplicity is how each of us navigate the world ok some other folks did it too, for sure and those multiplicities occur simultaneously, both internally and e don t try to read queer theory or anything on your gender studies syllabus without reading this book first because that shit all came from this shit, no matter what all the white queer theorists try to tell you.but seriously theoretically, the trajectory is there these women came up with what we all now understand as the reality that multiplicity is how each of us navigate the world ok some other folks did it too, for sure and those multiplicities occur simultaneously, both internally and externally, at all times i ve been in academic situations where students
This anthology by radical, feminist and mostly lesbian Women of Colour has the aura of a revolutionary moment I loved the range of styles, especially the wonderful poems and prose poems, and generally the directness that gave it the feeling of a drama, the feeling of being in a room with the contributors Much of what is said, of course, is still being said now
This is a book I will always be reading, when I m not lending it out Way fucking radical, this collection of essays from amazing strong women folk explores race, sexuality, language, love, hate and discrimination The editors, Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga, are two of my favorite writers They put my experience, fears and hopes into words Ladies of color this ones for you, even if like me you only have some color This bo
Even the revised and updated 2002 version is hard to find, but I would encourage everyone to seek out a copy of this book because the strength, fire and passion of the writing is not to be missed Everything these women write is still pertinent today about the intersectionality of oppressions, the r
It s sad to say that it s taken me 24 years to deeply connect with a book This book feels like a war has been waged inside of me It feels painful, uncomfortable, yet beautiful all at the same time as I realize that
More than any other I ve ever read, this book changed my life. This Bridge Called My Back is, unquestionably, one of the most influential books of my life It would be an impossible task to attempt to quantify what I experienced got learned from this book That being said This Bridge Called My Back is an anthology of essays, theory,fiction, poetry, and the fusion of all four written by radical women of color The analysis and honesty with which this book is written creates an endless source of reflection, lesson and or connection Although this book came ou This Bridge Called My Back is, unquestionably, one of the most influential books of my life It would be an impossible task to attempt to quantify what I experienced got learned from this book That being said This Bridge Called My Back is an anthology of essays, theory,fiction, poetry, and the fusion of all four written by radical women of color The analysis and honesty with which this book is written creates an endless source of reflection, lesson and or connection Although this book came out in the 80s, it is as re
Definitely a book worthy of the praise that inspired me to purchase it At first I struggled with names and references made and inaccurately claimed that Warsan Shire was mentioned when it was another name I was attempting to articulate feminist fail I feelknowledgable and confident after reading the writings of so many wonderful feminists My favourite section happens to be a poem which I plan to recite to white feminist allies who aggressively shun intersectionality Read this book Definitely a book worthy of the praise that inspired
I read this during my undergrad degree, and remember being deeply impressed Certainly a key text, and one that remains relevant and insightful Zanna wrote an excellent review of it in 2014, so go read that

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  • Paperback
  • 261 pages
  • This Bridge Called My Back
  • Cherríe L. Moraga
  • English
  • 13 September 2019
  • 091317503X