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Perfect Mexican Daughter Mind Map

This mind map represents a "perfect Mexican daughter" characteristics shared by the participants based on the book, social conformities, stereotypes and lived experiences. 

This mind map represent the characteristics identified by the participants of what makes a "perfect Mexican daughter" without falling into social conformities.  Participants were asked to dig deeper and identify characteristics they had that would make them a "perfect Mexican daughter".

Behind the Art

The sunburst signifies a Mexican daughter's devotion to her religion and symbolism for her purity. 

This colorful sunburst portrays the colors of a Rainbow flag, commonly known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride and LGBT social movements. It symbolizes the acceptance of the LGBTQ community. 

The print is a homage to the Mexican culture.  It is also an indicator that the two portraits are the same person. 

The baby symbolizes motherhood as well as a caregiver.  It is also referencing a baby boy, which in many Mexican families is the preferred first born. 

The gold earring represents how Mexican women are required to get their ears pierced at an early age.  Typically, it is a small, gold earring. 

The multiple earrings symbolize rebellion to the typical "one-simple earring" code of physical appearance. 

The necklace is another representation that the two portraits are the same person. 

The necklace is another representation that the two portraits are the same person. 

The tattoo is a homage to the Mexican culture.