When we talk about influential women of Latin America, we need to name Frida. This extraordinary and kind of bizarre woman has been a real curiosity in many women of the world, she revives intrigue in a lot of people. Due to her excentric way of living and also thinking. Her tormentor love life, her pain, but also her art. Every detail in her life makes her a story that we all want to read. We need to be true to ourselves, we love people who move us and inspire us in different ways.
We all know, or the ones who have read or know because of the media about her, that she was paralytic, this Mexican woman suffered a car accident that, like all tragic experiences, changed her life. She was studying medicine before that. Then, all the pain she suffers through the operations after the accident made her develop her artistic side. There is so much noise about her communist way of thinking, about how she hosted Leon Trotsky, a Russian from the Stalin Regime, her sexual tendencies, she was bisexual, about her cracked marriage with Diego Rivera, another artist. We believe all of this put off what she really was, the biggest artist of Latin America and a remarkable representation of Hispanics women around the world.
She was the first Mexican to have a piece of art in the Louvre Museum in France, one of the most important museums of the world. Her painting Roots is the most expensive paint in all Latin America, costing 6 million dollars, 10 years ago. Whether people support her lifestyle or not, we can’t deny this woman went really far and could take advantage of a misadventure situation like a car accident and drain her pain with art.
By [Mariana Flores].