Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety.
Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.
I have to say that the traditional role is kind of a myth. I think the traditional Mexican woman is a fierce woman.
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.
My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent, and that includes many beings and life forms, including some men.
Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish, because I'm too much a student of English. I would need another lifetime to learn it.
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.
I usually say Latina, Mexican-American or American Mexican, and in certain contexts, Chicana, depending on whether my audience understands the term or not.
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.
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.