nepantlera

Nepantla…torn between way

“Living between cultures results in “seeing” double, first from the perspective of one culture, then from the perspective of another.”

-Gloria Anzaldúa

Soy neplantera, a shapeshifter navigating between mundos, with different mascaras puestas. 

Nepantla, where the outer boundaries of the mind’s inner life meet the outer world of reality, is a zone of possibility. You experience reality as fluid, expanding and contracting. In nepantla you are exposed, open to other perspectives, more readily able to access knowledge derived from inner feelings, imaginal states, and outer events, and to ‘see through’ them with a mindful, holistic awareness (544).
—  Gloria Anzaldúa, from “now let us shift… the path of conocimiento… inner work, public acts” in This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation