“Mujeres andariegas, mujeres callejeras, women who wander and roam, women who walk around, women who journey; the terms imply restlessness, wickedness. . . . They are the mujeres de fuerza—strong, independent women. They are women who are self-sufficient and build their own houses with their own hands. And they do more than survive –they thrive, and prosper, in spite of the dire consequences that society has predicted for them.”
--Tey Diana Rebolledo’s Women Singing in the Snow: A cultural analysis of chicana literature (1995). University of Arizona Press.