Who is Frida?
Frida Kahlo, an early 20th century Mexican artist, is thought to have suffered from fibromyalgia. She painted a self-portrait with multiple nails piercing her body, which is a pretty accurate description of how this illness can feel. But even while dealing with fibromyalgia, she managed to take the art world by storm and live a huge life. Her life is an inspiration to our work at the Frida Center.
“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.”