The Chicana writer freely crossed lines united cultures with the same spirit as many Latin music artists today.
Chicana writer, poet and scholar Gloria E. Anzaldúa is today’s (Sept. 26) Google Doodle. Posted on what would have been Anzaldúa’s 75th birthday, Google’s illustrated tribute honors Hispanic Heritage month while contributing to the current conversation about borders and the rights of freedom of expression and to speak out against injustice.
“Write with your eyes like painters, with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers,” Anzaldúa, who died from diabetes-related complications on May 15, 2004. urged. “You are the truthsayer with quill and torch. Write with your tongues on fire.”
Who was Gloria E. Anzaldúa? Here are five things to know about the subject of today’s Google Doodle: