Frida Kahlo My Chronic Illness Woman Crush Wendsday

I use 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 therethinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it is true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.
— Frida Kahlo

WWFD.

WWFD.

It should be on bright colored plastic bands I can wear every day my chronic illness flares and takes away my presence from the outside world. What Would Frida Do? Well, she would and did have her bed carried to her art opening since her doctor told her she couldn’t leave her bed. She did take all of her physical and emotional agony and understood that escape wasn’t an option but transformation of agony to art is. What would she do? She would survive over 30 surgeries, pioneer art, and show us all that she was and is histories greatest bad ass who would stand up to anyone who told her she couldn’t. To start exploring celebrities and people in history with disabilities and chronic illness I had to start with my ultimate.

Illustrations & Typography by Monica Michelle with help from Procreate and Wordswag