At Home with Sara Borjas

July 10, 2019 | 1 book mentioned

Over at Electric Literature, Sara Borjas, author of Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff, reflects on writing about love and identity and building a Latinx community in a candid interview with Leticia Urieta. “As I wrote, and loved, I realized that there was such a power imbalance and imbalance in respect, not just between couples, but between friends and family. In Chicanx families, we value labor. If you are not putting in labor, you are not worthy of respect. I had to look at those relationships and what ideas they were rooted in so that I didn’t perform that way.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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