Life with Frida

I went to the recent Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera exhibition in Sydney, Australia which chronicled not only their art and relationship but also their sociology! Both artists were Marxists. Here they are photographed in New York City at the New Workers School in 1933. Continue reading Life with Frida

Chavela Vargas

Chavela Vargas reportedly had a romantic relationship with Frida Kahlo when she was young. Anti-establishment and publicly identifying as homosexual, Vargas took a bold stance against the status quo of the music industry. Vargas defied stereotypes of what women singers should look and sound, by sculpting her unique vocal talents around traits typically associated with masculinity. Known as the rough voice of tenderness (“la voz áspera de la ternura”), Vargas embodied art both as passion and protest.

Vargas died on the 5th of August 2012, RIP.

Image via Van Guardia.

Just as Strange as You

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.

Image via Miss Rossen.