I was introduced to the art of Frida Kahlo at the age of 15. Ever since this time from just admiring her art work, to reading about the history of her life. I continue to be intrigued by her life story. She wrote in her journals, her letters, arts. These were all mechanisms for her healing. She was telling her life story through these outlets. Her strong exterior demonstrates the strength of a woman. With trials and tribulations, she never gave up.
Her story can also be related to that of Dahlia Ravikovitch, a poet from Israel. I have recently been reading her works. What she shares with Frida Kahlo is using the poetic form as a emotional outlet as well. She also faced the trials and tribulations of life. It was through her writing she filled the voids.
The lives of these women are in itself a teaching. Women must write, women must share their stories. These stories should have an unlimited audience for all to learn from. Men must hear the voices of women as well. If we want to create the space for equality, then men must hear the voices of women, and women too must hear the voices of men. These thoughts can be related to any gender as well.