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Sandra Cisneros

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I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.

— Sandra Cisneros

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I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.

— Sandra Cisneros

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Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.

— Sandra Cisneros

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I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.

— Sandra Cisneros

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My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent, and that includes many beings and life forms, including some men.

— Sandra Cisneros

#beings #feminism #forms #humanism #i

I don't see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don't believe in an eye for an eye. I don't believe this is truly freedom.

— Sandra Cisneros

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I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy.

— Sandra Cisneros

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I realize that when I moved out of my father's house I shocked and frightened him because I needed a room of my own, a space of my own to reinvent myself.

— Sandra Cisneros

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I usually say Latina, Mexican-American or American Mexican, and in certain contexts, Chicana, depending on whether my audience understands the term or not.

— Sandra Cisneros

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I was raised in Chicago, so always used Latina. It's what my Father and brothers called ourselves, when we meant the entire Spanish-speaking community of Chicago.

— Sandra Cisneros

#brothers #called #chicago #community #entire

About Sandra Cisneros

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this helped her achieve the way Sandra Cisneros taught. Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza Cisneros wrote: "It's why I moved from Illinois to Texas. "
Cisneros says of this moment: "So to me it began there and that's when I intentionally started writing about all the things in my culture that were different from them — the poems that are these city voices — the first part of Wicked Wicked Ways - and the stories in House on Mango Street.

but not belonging to either culture. Cisneros has held a variety of professional positions working as a teacher a counselor a college recruiter a poet-in-the-schools and an arts administrator and has maintained a strong commitment to community and literary causes. For her insightful social critique and powerful prose style Cisneros has achieved recognition far beyond Chicano and Latino communities to the extent that The House on Mango Street has been translated worldwide and is taught in American classrooms as a coming-of-age novel.

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