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By Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Robyn Moreno

Why, within the minds of so much american citizens, are Latinas nonetheless considered maids, seductresses, and booty-shaking salsa divas? by no means has the idea that of Latina identification been extra correct. additionally, by no means has there been a brand new new release of Latinas so able to say what they suggest or even criticize the Latina new release that preceded them. before. In Border-Line Personalities, twenty writers proportion their poignant and wickedly humorous tales approximately battling with their moms, suffering from talking Spanish, and working with the lads who have performed them mistaken, between a myriad of different issues. in spite of everything, each one essay contains a diversified viewpoint, lending credence to the speculation that not anyone can label anybody merchandise, proposal, or individual extra Latina than the opposite. Questions posed to Latinas of every age in Border-Line Personalities: Why do many people frequently believe extra American than Latina? How very important is Spanish, rather? will we all fairly healthy lower than one cultural umbrella? whilst considering having young ones, can we quite need to give some thought to being stay-at-home mothers as such a lot people have been raised to think was once legislation, or can Latinas even give some thought to the potential for elevating little ones whereas operating? What can we do after we fall in love with somebody (male or woman) open air our tradition?

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My father tied his tie and addressed her with friendly ambivalence. She responded with a painted-on smile, and my brothers < 19 > B O R D E R - L I N E P E R S O N A L I T I E S and I would take turns distracting her, arguing and tormenting each other, if just to give her something to do. When they finally submitted themselves for inspection in crisp shirts and dress pants, I quietly hung back until the last minute, and hoped the image of people glaring as we shuffled into the back pews at Santa Monica Catholic Church would win the war for her attention over my faded blouse and slacks.

22 > J U S T U S G I R L S When I wasn’t writing for the school newspaper, working as a hostess at the restaurant, or organizing several student activist groups, I’d plop on my friends’ floors and pig out on junk food, with absolutely no thought of calories. During frequent arguments with her, she called me gitana, libertina, and jeuvona, hoping to shock me out of my rebellion. She modeled her sexy outfits and taunted me by saying she was the hot one, while I looked like an old lady in my lace-up Docs.

Sex happened later. But at the supermarket, I read the truth about multiple orgasms in Cosmo. My friends and I relied on Judy Blume’s book Forever to tell us we could have sex with the boy and not marry him. Something could happen between a broken hymen and baby showers. College and a career, of course. But mostly it would be a lot of sex. My best friend and I spent the better part of the summer before high school reading Judith Krantz novels and watching the porn videos from her father’s secret hiding < 32 > E S O S N O S I R V E N place.

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