Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 00:06:57 EDT
Subject: I am glad you created the "Our Lady" photograph
I find it interesting that this photo enraged so many people. To me it says a great deal about the way the feminine form is sexualized by society. A virgin by definition is someone who has never had sexual intercourse. A woman can be a virgin even when she is naked or in a bikini. The fact that so many peple are outraged shows that an attitude of shame is prevelant. Your depiction of "Our Lady" was a personal expression of your own spirituality. The fact that your expression differs from a more traditional expression is alright. No two people see God the exact same way. Your personal expression is just as valid as the more traditional depiction. I think it is very brave of you to take a stand againt countless years of patriarichal dominance and imposed shame.
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 08:47:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ê"Aubry Hopkins"
Subject: The encouragement I'm sure you probably don't need.
I just wanted to say that I'm a Cathoic girl, and I absolutely LOVE your digital collage, "Our Lady." It's fabulous, and I just wanted to say, "You go girl!"
A New Fan,
Aubry Hopkins Kansas City, Kansas