The movie Frida (2004), inspired by the life of the famously know Frida Kahlo, demonstrates a strong feminist role that Frida took part in during her lifetime. The young women was a role model for feminism and going against social norm. As she was born in 1907 and died in 1954, she was considered one of the feminists at the time in how she expressed herself throughout her life.
Frida Kahlo was known for her paintings as she started after her accident. She was self-taught and was inspired to paint and make something of herself even after getting into an accident at the age of 18. This shows the strength of a young women not giving up on the possibilities of life even with a tragic accident. Painting was a way to express herself in a different way than the norm at the time and pulling through and not letting anything stop her. She demonstrates inspiration to many and myself that you can truly do anything you want in life no matter the circumstances as if there is a will there is a way.
She was also known to break the expectations of society when it came to her appearance. She was known to have a unibrow and unwaxed upper lip, as it was statement of going against the social beauty rules of a women at the time. She expressed herself in how she felt comfortable with herself and not by how she was expected to appear. She was a big believer in being one’s self and embracing it without shame of standing out. Which should be something everyone aspires to, as one should feel comfortable with whatever decisions one makes about themselves without the fear of expectations.
Lastly she was known to be bi sexual as she had lovers of both male and female. She was true to herself even at a time when most hid their true selves because of what society thought. Once again demonstrating the importance of being one’s self regardless of what people think as we are all equal. She was a true inspiration for women and anyone else who felt that they shouldn’t conform to the norm of society, especially in that era.
Frida Kahlo was an inspirational woman who was the definition of a feminist. She was true to herself in what she felt comfortable with and with what she believed in. She aspired in what she loved to do and did it regardless of the circumstances. This is why I personally find her inspirational as she shows how one should embrace one’s self no matter what people think, as long as you are happy.