Dr. Judy Rohrer’s “Eres Mi Otro Yo: Storytelling from the Borderlands” published by Rutgers

May 18, 2020


Eres Mi Otro Yo: Storytelling from the Borderlands

by

Judy Rohrer

I want to tell a story about recognition, misrecognition, identification, disidentification. I want to tell a story about “them,” that I am increasingly realizing is a story about me, about us. I want to tell a story about experience, genealogy, memory – a story from both my heart and mind, since their separation is a fiction. I want to tell a story about now, that is also about yesterday, and tomorrow. I want to tell a story to help me consider how I recognize my ancestors and my kin, and how they recognize me. My story traverses four scenes. It begins and ends en la frontera, in the borderlands, Tijuana, Mexico…