“Chicana’s are the epitome of coexisting binaries. [They belong] to a Mexican and American identity, being English-speaking and Spanish-speaking, and being feminine and masculine in a world that uses masculinity to dominate women of color and to silence their experiences….[The compromise she faces everyday]: The Chicana’s instinct to keep quiet in the presence of men, with the Chicana’s need to unravel her persona through expression [and art.] The third space creates a language unfamiliar to her, a language of truth that allows her to believe in her own worth as a woman, it is a space for healing….[This] Chicanitas’s voice, vocalized or written, [is] a symbol of survival.”
Vomitando by Megan X.