Wednesday, April 13, 2016
K is for Frida Kahlo
My theme this year is the ABCEDARIA of Women who have inspired me.
K is for Frida Kahlo - oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
This fabulous, fabulous woman! I know I won't be introducing anyone to her - she is a cult figure - and yet I hope she is known for more than her becoming unibrow or her wild and tempestuous marriage to Diego Rivera. She inspires me because she worked tirelessly on her art - even when her poor broken body was fighting her and because she was absolutely true to her own beliefs. I love her art, her wildness, her desire to have the aboriginal people of Mexico recognized - all of it.
Go check out her art work if you haven't. See the movie about her - called Frida, read the wondrous book by Barbara Kingsolver (another fabulous K) Lacuna which involves her life in a fictional novel. And while you are at it - read anything by Kingsolver - who can make writing about social action painless and riveting. Both are heroes to me.
Any women out there who knock your socks off? do share...