Being in your twenties is rough, shares Sandra Cisneros, because people look at you like a piece of meat. As women get past that decade, things go better: at least that was her experience. She felt she took charge of her own destiny when she was thirty years old. She also reveals why she chose to emigrate to Mexico...
Cisneros shares about her life with her long-time friend Maria Hinojosa, in a twenty-minute interview on NPR (Nov 4, 2016).
This interview comes shortly after Cisneros received the 2015 National Medal of Arts at a ceremony on September 22, 2016. You can view that moving ceremony in the 30-minute video below:
It is also linked in timely fashion to her most recent book, A House of My Own, Stories from My Life (2015) which has just been re-issued in paperback.
Her literary career can be traced using the archives recently purchased by Texas state University, enriching the Wittliff Collections (The University Star, October 17, 2016).