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Born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in 1942, Gloria Anzaldúa was a writer and scholar whose work continues to inform diverse disciplines. Her work legitimizes border languages and border experiences in an effort to promote intercultural and cross-cultural understanding on the U.S.-Mexico border and beyond. Furthermore, it contextualizes the expectations placed upon Mexican American women, and articulates a Chicana feminist perspective that preserves and re-envisions cultural icons. Anzaldúa's work has left indelible imprints on our Nation's struggle to recognize and respect diversity in sexuality.