Mickey Loya Loya desde Nueva York
A great intro to intersectionality: how race, gender, sexuality, immigration status, language, and class interact with each other in the lives of women of color in the US. An anthology of personal experience in poems, theory, essays, letters, and interviews. This book must have been groundbreaking when it came out in 1981. The authors repeatedly write about how they could find nothing in contemporary literature on race and gender that spoke to the complexities of oppression and resistance in their lives. Without a cannon to fall back on, they decided to take the task on themselves. "This Bridge Called My Back" is an important read both for its (still relevant) analysis, and as a primary source critique of second wave feminism that was dominated by the needs and interests of middle class, white heterosexual women. A few really great essays, but the book is best taken as a whole.