Ch. 4 La Herencia de Coatlicue

Beginning with the mirror, we see ourselves being seen. The mirror enables the seeing and being seen, the subject and the object, and the I and the She. These simultaneous multitudes are reminiscent of Coatlicue–simultaneously mother, grandmother, snake woman, and earth. We are drawn to her cavernous womb in union with the Shadow Beast. Anzaldua encourages an embrace (without fear) of that which makes her alien and different.

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