Moraga, Cherrie

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Moraga, Cherrie Gender: F
Cher'rie Cecelia Lawrence
born on 25 September 1952 at 09:28 (= 09:28 AM )
Place Whittier, California, 33n59, 118w02
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°32' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°44 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 06°19'


American writer, editor, playwright, essayist and activist. Moraga's experiences as the child of a poor Latina and an Anglo American, and her realization of her homosexuality all figure strongly in her work. "When I finally lifted the lid to my lesbianism, a profound connection with my mother reawakened in me. It wasn't until I acknowledged and confronted my own lesbianism in the flesh, that my heartfelt identification with and empathy for my mother's oppression--due to being poor, uneducated, and Chicana--was realized."

After earning her B.A. in 1974, Moraga taught high school in Los Angeles for three years. In the evening, she took a writing class and turned out her first Lesbian love poems. Moving to San Francisco, she earned in MA from San Francisco State in 1980. The following year, she co-edited an anthology, "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color." The editors could not find a publisher and so she co-founded a publishing company Kitchen Table/Women of Color Press. The book went on to win the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award in 1986.

Moraga's writing talent extends to writing plays. A member of a Theatre Communications Group she received

the NEA Theatre Playwriting Fellowship Award. Her play, "Watsonville: Some Place Not Here," won the Fund For New American Plays Award, from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

At age 40, she made the decision to have a child. Her 1997 book "Waiting in the Wings" grew out of her diary entries made during her pregnancy her son's early years.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Lorde, Audre (born 18 February 1934). Notes: co-founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press,


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Anthology)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 ("Waiting in the Wings")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from birth certificate in hand


  • Traits : Body : Race (Chicana-Anglo ethnicity)
  • Family : Parenting : Parenting late more than 40
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor