July 31, 2001

Subject: Good for you!!!
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 08:57:55 -0700
From: Veronica Avalos and Edward Blanco <Vaeb@flash.net>
Organization: Home User
To: almalopez@earthlink.net

Hi Ms. Lopez,

I am a Chicana artist like yourself. My name is Veronica Blanco "Roni". I am glad to see that as a woman you are not afraid to express yourself or be repressed by the art world which is dominated by the men. Also by our own cultural which are mainly chatholic. I believe as other artist's do, the need to express our own individuality by using our minds and creativity into something for all to share , whether it is appealing to others or not. It is what YOU created and feel strongly about. I live in San Diego, Ca. and I am proud to see other Chicana artist stand-up and be seen and heard and not set aside afraid of what others think and try to keep us quiet. We as Chicanca's are sexy, lovable and love to be loved, career minded, educated, and have to teach the close minded individuals of all cultures, first of our own chicano counter parts. We as Mexican American women struggle in our everyday lives, (i.e, children , work) and need to tap into our mind and personality and re-discover ourselves without being afraid. I thank you for being who you are. Keep up the work. You have inspired many, including myself. Veronica Blanco "Roni"


Subject: melissa says ""read this!!!
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 23:30:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: leti <leti_94710@yahoo.com>
To: almalopez@earthlink.net

melissa was looking at Ms. she then said....

"motherearth with a blanket of stone" ("cool" she says)

"the stone blanket that's covering her shows her strength, that she's strong"

"the flowers symbolize she's motherearth"

"she looks like a strong, bold woman in contact with the earth"

I thought this was deep!!!

good night.