1. Alice Walker, “Saving the Life That Is Your Own: The Importance of Models in the Artist's Life,” in In Search of Our Mother's Gardens (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1983), p. 13.
1. Works that interrogate this intersection of race and gender include: KingKok Cheung, Articulate Silences: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993); Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (New York: Routledge, 1991); Angela Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday (New York: Pantheon Books, 1998); Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Issei, Nisei, Warbride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986); Valerie Matsumoto, “Desperately Seeking 'Deirdre': Gender Roles, Multicultural Relations, and Nisei Women Writers of the 1930s,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 12 (1991), pp. 19–32; Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres, eds., Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991); Gail Nomura, “Tsugiki, a Grafting: A History of a Japanese Pioneer Woman in Washington State,” Women's Studies 14.1 (1987), pp. 183–197; Peggy Pascoe, Relations of Rescue: The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874–1939 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990); Barbara Posadas, “Crossed Boundaries in Interracial Chicago: Pilipino Families since 1925,” in Ellen C. DuBois and Vicki Ruiz, eds., Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women's History, id ed. (New York: Routledge, 1994), pp. 316–329; Andrew Parker, Mary Russo, Doris Sommer, and Patricia Yeager, eds., Nationalisms and Sexualities (New York: Routledge, 1992); Vicki Ruiz, From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999); Virginia Sanchez Korrol, From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of