"My Virgen de Guadalupe is not the mother of God. She is God. She is a face for a god without a face, an indigena for a god without ethnicity, a female deity for a god who is genderless, but I also understand that for her to approach me, for me to finally open doors and accept her, she had to be a woman like me….
Blessed art thou, Lupe, and, therefore, blessed am I.”
- From Sandra Cisneros, “Guadalupe the Sex Goddess”