Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About

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Carla Mari Trujillo
Third woman Press, 1991 - Social Science - 202 pages
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Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. "CHICANA LESBIANS is a love poem, a bible, a dictionary, nothing so simple as a manifesto—this book is yet another reason to believe—to believe in the girls our mothers warned us about, brown girls, lesbians, making their own love poems, bibles, dictionaries, manifestoes, reasons to believe."—Dorothy Allison

"When I was selling books at a Chicana conference, I noticed book buyers were literally afraid to touch this anthology. I say now what I said then, 'Don't be scared. Sexuality is not contagious, but ignorance is.' If you've ever been curious, been there, been voyeur, been tourist, or just plain under-informed, misinformed, or unaffirmed, here is a book to listen to and learn from".—Sandra Cisneros

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Contents

Carmen Abrego
10
Karen T Delgadillo
16
Lidia Tirado White
22
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About the author (1991)

Carla Trujillo was born to a working-class family in Las Vegas, Neveda, and grew up in northern California. She has lived in the Sun Francisco Bay area for the past 15 years. Her extended family and roots are New Mexican (Chicana). She works as an administrator in diversity education and advocacy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the editor of the anthology, Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About, which won a Lambda Book Award and the Out/Write Vangurad Award in 1992 and is now in its third printing. Her critical study, Living Chicana Theory, is in its second printing and widely used in college classrooms. What Night Brings is her first novel, excerpts from What Night Brings have already won awards from the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund and Writers at Work.

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