In this episode, Gretchen and Leigh talk about Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist best known for her many self-portraits and for works inspired by nature and the culture and artifacts of Mexico. She may be known for her unibrow, but that’s far from the most important aspect of her art or her story or her art. In keeping with her self-exploration of identity in her paintings, we’re going to explore one of the things least well known about her: that she had relationships with men and women! That’s right, this famous postcolonial, multiracial, disabled artist was bisexual!
A Closer Look at Frida Kahlo
A Selection of Frida Kahlo’s Paintings
If you want to learn more about Frida Kahlo, check out our full list of sources and further reading below!
Books and Print Articles:
Kahlo by Andrea Kettenmann
Frida by Hayden Herrera
Imagining Her Selves by Gannit Ankori
Religious Imagination and the Body: A Feminist Perspective by Paula Cooey