Reacting to the following quote from “The Fictions of Solidarity” by Ana Patricia Rodríguez, discuss (with concrete examples) how Yesika Salgado OR Melissa Lozada-Oliva interact with the proposals and aesthetics of Chicana and Latina feminist lineages.
“Latina feminist scholars [and poets] set out to produce “flesh and blood” [works]. For example, fusing personal stories into collective testimonios of struggle. Latina Feminist Group collaborated in the writing of intersectional stories, and theories bridging scholarship [and poetics] in the areas of race, class, gender, sexuality, generation, nation, among other things.” (Rodriguez 202)
Pick TWO poems from Lozada-Oliva’s Peluda and answer their respective prompts
.In “Origin Regime,” the poet tells the story of their parents as newly-arrived migrants in the U.S., her family life, and her mom’s eventual beauty business. Thinking about all these interrelated elements, how you interpret the last line of the poem: “we can see jor face now.”
.”Maybe She’s Born with It” states that the poet’s mom could never get away from being the cleaning lady, even when she started working in the beauty business. Expand.
. In “Lip/ Stain/ Must/ Ache” and “AKA What Would Jessica Jones Do?” Lozada-Oliva presents two confronting versions of Latina womanhood inspired by examples from literature and TV. Explain.
.Explain the connection between the poet’s self-image and the following lines from “What if my Last Name”: “she will get brown/ enough to be asked where is she/ from & this is how she will know/ she is different.”