Frida Kahlo A femenist icon and hErO

Embraced Differences

"Self Portrait with Monkey" is one of the many paintings she created of herself. As you can see here, she was not ashamed of having uncommon traits for women at the time. She never hesitated to depict herself exactly as she was, which is a heroic trait.

Frida Kahlo was never known to be "like other girls". She was very unique, and she embraced it. Thus, seeing in her artwork, she drew unique designs that reflected on her own personality.

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

Here, you can really get a grasp on Frida Kahlo's personality. She was open to the things that made her different from everyone else, and that really inspires me. She taught me that one shouldn't be ashamed of afraid of their differences because that's what makes them special.

This picture of Frida is really cool to me. Here, in this family portrait, she is pictured a suit on. At the time, most girls didn't even wear pants, so this was amazing that she didn't care about society's "gender norms".
This is a painting Frida did of her in a suit and with short hair. At the top, in Spanish, it says "Look at that if I loved you, it was because of your hair. Now that you have short hair, I don't love you anymore".
These are some of Frida Kahlo's most famous paintings.

Lifelong Struggles

Throughout her life, Frida Kahlo had many tough times. When she was young she contracted Polio, causing her to lose much mobility in her legs. She had to learn how to walk again. Then, later in her life she got in a severe car accident

As pictured above, Frida Kahlo often drew self-portraits. However, her paintings were more than just an image. She found painting as a way to really show the pain and suffering she went through in her life.

In the end, Frida's life of overcoming hardships and her strong sense of individuality are the reasons why I look up to her.

I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.

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