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Sandra Cisneros on the Writing Life

In a recent interview, Cisneros opened up about her experience as a young Chicana woman in Chicago; learning to embrace feminism and her own sexuality; and writing as a sacred act.

No one writes like Cisneros, and for a long time, no one told the stories she did so masterfully in her poems and novels, the stories of Mexican people, of working class people. Perhaps most importantly, she wrote her life, a life many of us didn’t know was an option as ‘nobody’s mother and nobody’s wife.’ (The Muse)

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