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- Irizarry, R. V. (1991). Ariano
- Rosario, Nelly (2007). "On Becoming"
Readings: Week 14
On Becoming (pg 151-156)
Rosario, Nelly (2007). On Becoming In A companion to Latina/o studies (Blackwell companions in cultural studies ; 14) Flores, Flores, Juan, & Rosaldo, Renato.(Eds). Malden, MA ; Oxford: Blackwell Pub.
A woman born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is expecting her first child. Having lingered in many communities but remaining firmly rooted in none, having named and renamed herself, she is like a stamped travel trunk. She needs to constantly rub the compass in her belly and look within for her true North. This woman has flat feet. Always a nauseous feeling of vertigo, disoriented on the land where she feels both native and foreign.
Of Additional Interest
Emerging from the Feminist and Chicano movements of the 60s and 70s is the story of six Latinas who, through a series of “Aha!,” moments answered the call to action. Their ideological differences, personal experiences and upbringings brought them to a monumental turning point in their lives—the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) and 1977 International Women’s Year National Women’s Convention. As chosen delegates from the states of Illinois, California and Texas, these women formed the NWPC Chicana Caucus —representing Latina sisters across the nation and working towards liberation. Featuring Lupe Anguiano, Pauline Martinez, Martha Cotera, Ruth 'Rhea' Mojica Hammer, Andrea Cano and Margaret Cruz.