Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó Por Sus Labios Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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• Moraga, a half-Mexican and half-white American lesbian, discusses how her various identities have affected her life, particularly her life with her family.

• Moraga knew she was a lesbian from a very young age but was unwilling to embrace it because of her Catholic faith. She felt like she was damned and that there was nothing she could do for it.

• When Moraga left the Church, a community to which she belonged for her entire life, it was a tearful moment, but a moment she knew she must pass through.
• Her family, too, put enormous pressure on her to conform.

• She recalls how the women in her family, herself included, would go visit her grandmother, each vying for her approval. She realized only later in life that one must transcend such groveling, for it signifies a kind of docile obedience both to family and...

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