November 2002

Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 14:48:04 -0500
From: "Dr. George Vargas" <> 
Subject: congrats

Ms.Lopez: I champion your right to creative expression (as I do for all artists, no matter their gender,ethnicity, age, race, lifestyle, etc), and your art is great! I am a Chicano art historian living in Texas and have included the Sante Fe "inquistion" in my recent manuscript. Way past cool!

-- george vargas

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 07:17:38 -0800 (PST)
From:  "jillian hernandez" <> 
Subject: Art History student

Hello Alma. My name is Jillian Hernandez and I am an Art History student in Miami, Fl. I also work in documentary film, digital photography, and video art of my own. Mainly collaborating with my best friend (and ex-girlfriend) Yesenia Serra. We deal with feminist issues in the Hispanic context. We are both from Caribbean descent. Her family is from Cuba, mine from Cuba + Puerto Rico.

I just found your website while searching for some of Yolanda Lopez's work online for a feminist philosophy paper I have to write. However, I find your work to be extremely interesting and important. I have also read (and Love) Sandra Cisneros' essay Guadalupe the Sex Goddess. I don't think I've related to a piece of text as much as that essay in my life. I think your work captures the re-thinking of Marian imagery, and making an icon that is used to repress women to liberate them.
I think it is especially important to represent Latina lesbian and bi-sexual women. Our culture is deathly afraid of us. It is neccesary to put these images in a social context so that we gain visiblity and hopefully- equality + respect.

Next year I will be writing my Thesis, and I have been thinking of writing about Hispanic women artists dealing w/ feminist issues in digital media. Your work is perfect for this! Please send me any articles that have been written about your work, I would need to show my professors as much information as possible.

Don't stop creating from the Vulva!

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 19:57:11 -0600
From: "Hope Ramos" <>
To: <>

this isnt very nice for catholics who praise our lady of guadalupe. have a little more respect for our
lady and for yourself.
your sister in christ,