Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one's shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an "alien" element.— Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Unpopular Multiple Identities quotations
...it's my hypothesis that the individual is not a pre-given entity which is seized on by the exercise of power. The individual, with his identity and characteristics, is the product of a relation of power exercised over bodies, multiplicities, movements, desires, forces.
In Tar Baby, the classic concept of the individual with a solid, coherent identity is eschewed for a model of identity which sees the individual as a kaleidoscope of heterogeneous impulses and desires, constructed from multiple forms of interaction with the world as a play of difference that cannot be completely comprehended.
The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities.
I have multiple identities. I'm British. I'm Pakistani. I'm a Muslim. I'm a writer. I'm a father. And each identity has rich overtones. So I must be careful to look at your identity, and that of others, in the same way.
When you're in your twenties, it's the last time you have the chance to experiment with multiple identities, to decide who you're going to be in life.
People have multiple identities.
I am, it seems, interested in people with multiple identities.
I think we all have multiple identities.
You cannot escape one infinite, I told myself, by fleeing to another.
You cannot escape the revelation of the identical by taking refuge in the illusion of the multiple.
If people have multiple identities and deal with multiple realities, why should we expect them to be ontological purists?
When I was growing up, Forest Park was full of integrated families.
It was amazing. One my best friends was Vietnamese. Another one was half-Mexican, half-black. Another one was from Colombia. Another one was born in the U.S., but his mom was from Germany and spoke with a German accent. So we all had multiple identities.
Many in the trans community are fed up with L.
G.B.T. organizations that continue to erase trans identity or just give lip service to trans issues. We need our cisgender allies - gay and straight - to treat transgender lives as if they matter, and trans people need multiple seats at the tables in the organizations that say they're interested in L.G.B.T. equality; this absence has been painful since Stonewall.