American scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. Anzaldúa was born in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas on September 26, 1942, to Urbano Anzaldúa and Amalia Anzaldúa née García. Hidalgo County, was the first owner of the Jesús María Ranch on which she was born.
When she was eleven, her family relocated to Hargill, Texas. In 1968, she received a B. Anzaldúa worked as a preschool and special education teacher.
Anzaldúa wrote a speech called “Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers” focusing on the shift towards an equal and just gender representation in literature but away from racial and cultural issues because of the rise of female writers and theorists. She also stressed in her essay the power of writing to create a world that would compensate for what the real world does not offer. Anzaldúa’s essay ‘”La Prieta” deals with her manifestation of thoughts and horrors that have constituted her life in Texas. To supplement this deficiency, Anzaldúa created her own sanctuary, Mundo Zurdo, whereby her personality transcends the norm-based lines of relating to a certain group.
An entry in the book titled “Speaking In Tongues: A Letter To Third World Women Writers”, spotlights the dangers Anzaldúa considers women writers of color deal with, and these dangers are rooted in a lack of privileges. She talks about the transformation of writing styles and how we are taught not to air our truths. Folks are outcast as a result of speaking and writing with their native tongues.
Anzaldúa wants more women writers of color to be visible and be well represented in text. It was selected as one of the 38 best books of 1987 by Literary Journal. Borderlands examines the condition of women in Chicano and Latino culture. Anzaldúa wrote Light in the Dark during the last decade of her life.
Born in Rio Grande Valley of South Texas in September 26, in NWSA Journal, identity Chicana Feminist Writer”. When growing up, an idea stemming from her theory of “borderlands” identity.