Mama, Mi'Jo, and Me: Ana Castillo explains herself in memoir 'Black Dove'
Celebrated Latina author and feminist Ana Castillo is a woman of many identities—some acknowledged and lauded, some unspoken. "I'm not really sure what it was about the public that insisted in, first of all, boxing me into Chicana; then I was a woman—and they still see me that way," Castillo said. "They don't see me as an American writer. I was born and raised in Chicago. We have to categorize people to try to understand them, I think and I was categorized as a Chicana and a woman. Maybe the rest was too much." READ MORE