"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." --Frida Kahlo
Today, we celebrate the birthday of the woman who taught us that the ultimate form of art is self-acceptance. Happy Birthday, Frida!
Photo by Nickolas Murray, 1939. Cover of VOGUE Mexico in 2012.
Frida Kahlo. "Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas)," 1939, Oil on canvas. Collection Museo de Art Moderno, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes-Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.