|"Why am I compelled to write?... Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger... To become more intimate with myself and you. To discover myself, to preserve myself, to make myself, to achieve self-autonomy. To dispell the myths that I am a mad prophet or poor suffering soul. To convince myself that I am worthy and that what I have to say is not a pile of shit... Finally, I write because I'm scared of writing, but I'm more scared of not writing."
Gloria Anzaldua, Speaking in Tongues
A Letter to 3rd World Women
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