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The Virgin of Flames
Annalisa Oboe and Elisa Bordin

of the Chicana queer model Raquel Salinas, who was raped as a teenager but accused by her family for her supposed ‘criminally sexual’ behaviour. 61 This attempt at queering the traditional vision of the Lady of Guadalupe, replacing the idea of a virgin with that of a supposed ‘whore’, is reinforced by other elements of the usual iconography, such as the angel sustaining the Virgin. Instead of Juan Diego, the indigenous man to whom Christ’s mother appeared in the sixteenth century, López depicts a butterfly, a symbol of

in Chris Abani