Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Language, Literature and Writing
Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks
Within these four sections, I decided, for the purposes of this project, to focus on my interactions with Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa; Passing by Nella Larsen; Sister, Outsider by Audre Lorde; and Not Vanishing by Chrystos. Anzaldúa’s work focuses on her identity as a queer, Chicana woman inhabiting the U.S.-Mexico border. Passing details the experiences of a Black woman who can pass as white. Lorde’s work is a collection of essays which center her experience as a queer, Black woman. Chrystos’s work is a book of poetry centered in their queer, Two Spirit, Indigenous identity. Additionally, I draw from Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously by writing in a style similar to hers, one which blends the academic and personal, as well as drawing inspiration from her idea of returning to “origin stories” through texts....Throughout my project, I combine literary analysis and close reading with personal narrative and reflection.
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Pebly, Lydia, "Finding Home: (Re)thinking Identity through Texts as a Queer, White Woman" (2021). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 417.