Gloria Anzaldua: “there is no separation between life and writing”
question to consider: how have you felt the pressure to separate these two experiences; of life and writing?
What a perfect time to read this. Especially as I’m struggling to write this damn thesis. I feel some type of block that keeps me from writing the things that I know very well in (real) life. As if, the academic exercise of writing this paper is not real. I need to hear more of this—I need to keep writing. I need to stop compartmentalizing this project, the writing I need to do, and the theoretical paradigms from my life that inform this project.
This is one of the most beautiful/brilliant, honest/painful, romantic, mindful things I’ve read in I’m not sure how long. Love. Searching for it, finding it, inside and outside of us. Love for self, and love in/with someone else. Making our love relationships. Work/wonderful. Finding more love for ourselves revealed under the healing glow of loving ourselves and loving one who so deserves our love/ing.