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1 Being a Loose Woman As a woman have you ever been told that you were “too much” or “need to chillout”? Or as a man have you ever seen this occur or even unintentionally tell woman that their views were too strong? At some point in their life many women are put into positions like this, where they are asked to relax their personality because they were simply being bold, speaking out, or trying to be a leader. Today we will be analyzing a video of the poem, “Loose Woman,” by Sandra Cisneros, be recited by actress Coral Pena. During this video you see Pena’s performance completely epitomize what Cisneros envisioned when writing this poem to be a Chingona! There are four main reasons why Pena’s interpretation of “Loose Woman” had the ability to achieve this piece’s purpose and I will talk about them in the next sentence. We will be analyzing the color scheme of the video, body language, tone of voice, and Coral’s appearance. Understanding the back story of the poem is quite vital to appreciating this video of it being recited. Although this video was only recorded in 2016, this piece of writing was released in the nineties where our country really began to see a lot more women of color get out and stand up... Sandra speaks of the type of woman she is, only to be ridiculed, criticized, or even compared to many things that have a bad connotation. Here she embraces all of those things, letting it be known that she is a true chingona. As a Latina writer not only did this poem receive attention from white readers, but also her very own community as she pushes societal boundaries. With that being said of course you get a feel of very obvious feminista vibes. There are times we see (especially now) women wanting to be independent, but not necessarily having the resources to accomplish that alone. Cisneros is able to offer motivation to those who
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2 may be struggling with this groundbreaking decision, especially in Latinx culture. Throughout “Loose Woman,” Cisneros will speak on the matter of how people perceive her to be, but also how she can care less. In this poem this woman embraces many things that might considered insults and rolls with it. Hence, it was to no surprise when Coral Pena chose to recite this exact poem in response to the 2016 election. First, we will talk about the color scheme of Pena’s video. The aesthetics of this video are dark and only in shades of black and white and extremely shadowy. This picture does an amazing job at leaving much to the imagination, giving the viewer the opportunity to put into much more emotion and interpret the meaning of this video in many more ways than had it been in color. Color often has the effect of making people look past much details that may be going on and even not recognize the main purpose of a project. With this video being in black and white we are able to focus on what Coral is saying compared to getting caught on the color of her shirt or back drop wall for example. In addition, this color scheme almost gives us the
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