Men of the ‘Kangaroo Society’, in far western Queensland from the Marrinyama group who each year to ‘wake up the ancestors’ with their distinctive dance and rituals. The men perform dance rituals to wake up their ancestors in Cloncurry, Queensland’s north west. Ritual scarification are made to resemble the scratch of a kangaroo. The tribe believed if they made deeper cuts there was less bleeding.
Photo credit: Brook Mitchell/Diimex
Frida Kahlo 1920 - 2014
STOP THIS FUCKING BULLSHIT
This is not the first thing I should see when I go on the Friday Kahlo tag
Frida Kahlo was one of the strongest most influential women to ever exist in Mexico and the world as a whole
How dare you
How fucking dare you
You do not take one of my few latina feminist role models and taint her with your patriarchal western society view of beauty
As a Mexican female who is hoping to make an impact on the world through the arts, finding such a strong feminist role model who I can connect to because of cultural backgrounds is hard enough to find
How dare you do this shit
Reblogging for the pic… Not the commentary lmao
reblogging for both. the commentary is necessary.
Reblogging for the commentary cause even though she had physical flaws let us not forget that this woman had multiple lovers and was considered very attractive due to her natural state and her mind. She doesn’t need makeup to become acceptable, nor does anyone else tbh.
Yeah but you shouldn’t call those Physical flaws though…That’s the whole point of this.
There is no stated intent with the original post. Honestly I took it as “This is how she may be photoshopped were she a celebrity today”. Or “The current style trend applied to a famous figure from the past”.
I get that her look is distinctive and simple “her” but why is this so heinous and immediately jumped upon as someone trying to wash out her as a person?
I think it’s because Frida brought attention to her physical traits in her art to make a statement. She actually exaggerated them in her artwork as a way to draw attention to these issues. To erase them from her art and her photos would effectively erase part of her voice and a great part of what she intended to express with her artwork.
Aerial view from north of cultivated Nile valley with the pyramids in the background, 1938