Anzaldua lived in two different cultures that were in opposition of her identity. Going through the American school system, she was taught that she needed to become “more white” and not only stop speaking Spanish, but also lose her accent. Among Chicanos, she was silenced for being a woman. Men were the ones who were allowed to talk as much as they pleased. Anzaldua’s work fights against these prejudices, and she accomplished a great deal for both feminism and Chicano studies.