Conclusion: Monstrous Endings
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“I find comfort in knowing I’m not alone. There’s a whole cadre of women – other educated Lloronas of the twentieth century, who had the historical audacity … to become thinkers. We are historical apertures, unwanted in our times, and adulteresses to our culture and class.” (Holguín Cuádraz 217)
Like Gloria Holguín Cuádraz, I am a Llorona in the academy. I am a woman who chooses to be childfree. I breed ideas, not children (Pattisapu and Calafell). I know what it feels like to be a monster. As I entered the academy, as wrote in Chapter One, I began to further understand the complexity of this position and how it would inform all parts of my life.
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