Gloria Anzaldúa And The Book That Changed The Borders : 1A What is it like to live on the border, literally and culturally? The US-Mexico border has always been political. Thirty years ago, Chicana feminist Gloria Anzaldúa helped make it cultural... even mythological, with the publication of her book "Borderlands La Frontera: The New Mestiza." It opened the eyes of many within the United States to cultures the nation barely recognized. The legacy of Gloria Anzaldúa is discussed on 1A.