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In my youth, daydreaming nurtured me, provided a safe haven. I’d sleep for twelve hours and even when awake escape to the safe place in my mind.
– Sandra Cisneros

Generally if you’re a daughter in a Mexican family, no one wants to tell you anything; they tell you the healthy lies about your family.
– Sandra Cisneros

My father always defined my gender to my brothers. He’d say, ‘This is your sister; you must take care of her.’
– Sandra Cisneros