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Building Womanist CoalitionsWriting and Teaching in the Spirit of Love$
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Gary L. Lemons

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042423

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042423.001.0001

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A Doctored Voice

A Doctored Voice

Resistance, Reading, and Righting as Womanist Pedagogy

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(p.70) 4 A Doctored Voice
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Building Womanist Coalitions
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Ylce Irizarry

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042423.003.0005

This chapter narrates how familial, social, and educational institutions have doctored the author’s Latina voice. Using autocritography, the author charts how engagements of feminism by cultural theorists Gloria Anzaldúa, Audre Lorde, Cherríe Moraga, Chela Sandoval, and Alice Walker helped her deconstruct and respond to multiple forms of racism: personal, institutional, and intra-ethnic. The essay describes the author’s miseducation: a fraught process of being strategically silent and vocal within academic spaces. Closing with a reflection on the role of womanism in her education, the essayist describes pedagogical practices that help students understand how their voices have been doctored and how they can rewrite the narratives defining their belonging.

Keywords:   racism, ethnic identity, belonging, voice, strategic silence, miseducation, feminism, womanism, pedagogy

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