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Selena Sticker Pack (2017)


Melanie Cervantes
5 copies, 4 x 6 inch sticker pack.
High-grade vinyl sticker paper with a smooth finish and crack-and-peel backing and gloss ultraviolet (UV) coating.

"Late at night when all the world is sleeping/ I stay up and think of you
And I wish on a star that somewhere you are/Thinking of me too"

Selena (Quintanilla-Pérez) was and is a powerful cultural icon and I wish the world could had more time to see her grow. As a Xicana coming of age in the 90s her music felt like home...something at the intersection of all that she and I, in my listening, could be. When I looked in the mirror and applied my lipstick and hoop earrings I could see her in me we shared an aesthetic and I felt affirmed by seeing her perform. This piece is for all the people out there who love her, her music, her humility and her heart. I love how she embraced being a Nepantlera: "I feel very proud to be Mexican. I didn't have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but ... it's never too late to get in touch with your roots."