A Journey into the Depths: the New Mestiza Consciousness in the Life Writings of Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
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Chicana authors Cherríe Moraga s and Gloria Anzaldúa s works entitled Loving in theWar Years and Borderlands La Frontera can be studied under the umbrella term lifewriting, since both works articulate third-wave feminist concerns as they draw onpersonal experiences. Both writers convey their inner struggles, memories and politicalviews through a combination of English and Spanish, memoir, short story, poetry andessays. The harmonious unity of different languages, prose and poetic narratives is areflection of a multicultural, flexible and creative perspective Anzaldúa calls a newmestiza consciousness, which rejects the conventional discriminatory socialclassifications.