A Woman Who Lived Sin Fronteras
Leyva, Yolanda Chavez, The Progressive
In the mid-1970s I was an under-graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in business administration. It seemed practical for a first-generation college student. The only thing that kept me going during those years on campus was the presence of a small group of Mexican American women faculty whose dedication to community and scholarship inspired me. One woman was Gloria Anzaldua, then a graduate student in her mid-thirties, who taught in Mexican American Studies. She died on May 15 at the age of sixty-one from complications associated with diabetes.
When I heard that she had passed away, memories came flooding back: her constant admonition to "read …
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Publication information: Article title: A Woman Who Lived Sin Fronteras. Contributors: Leyva, Yolanda Chavez - Author. Magazine title: The Progressive. Volume: 68. Issue: 8 Publication date: August 2004. Page number: 21. © 1999 The Progressive, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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