Frida Kahlo was more than just meets the brows. The Mexican artist had a life full of pain, romance and above all, powerful artistic talent. But here are a few things you might not have known...
She was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón: she only changed her name to Frieda
To travel alone is to truly know yourself. You can indulge in exactly what it is you want to do. No itinerary, no guidelines, no haste. Whether it be a couple of days or a year, pack up your bags and hit the road solo-style.
Why do it?
You have absolute freedom
The rise of adult colouring books, also known as mindfulness colouring books, has been so popular in the past years that it has actually created a colouring pencil shortage. Faber-Castelo, the world's largest pencil manufacturer, has seen a 'double digit' increase in demand. They believe that the surge in sales
With the upcoming US Presidential elections and the looming thought that a certain Mr. Trump may become the most powerful man in the world people are looking for escape routes... and if Canada wasn't appealing enough with its green mountains, moose and maple syrup it's made even better by Justin
Lady Gaga has had more than a dozen covers of V Magazine's Pre-Spring Issue, and her most recent is especially steamy. In an intimate photo, Lady Gaga poses nude with her fiancé of almost a year, Taylor Kinney. The two are seated on a paint-splattered canvas, coiled around each other, after having apparently made
Feminism has a new front woman and she's a little younger than you'd think...
Rowan Blanchard was previously best known for her role as Riley on Disney's "Girl Meets World" TV show. But now she is making herself a prominent figure for feminist activism - at only 13 years old.
A fan recently
Colour symbolism is highly culture-specific and changeable. Consider, for example, that white was the traditional colour of mourning in Japan at the same time that black had the same meaning for most of Europe. It is clear that in most of Europe and America in the 19th century and early
So, you're talking about feminism and... cheese? What's the link?
All it takes is a little shift in perspective for the two to form a connection in your mind.
I grew up believing that dairy was an essential part of a healthy diet. From 'Got Milk?' adverts, tv commercials and even the
"Perhaps clothed women are going to have a moment..."
Every year Pirelli tyres, an Italian based company, releases a glossy calendar featuring the best the supermodel world has to offer. Artfully lit nudes of toned, tanned and titillating models ranging from Kate Moss to Gisele Bundchen normally fill the pages, but
"My art as my voice"
Born deaf, Christine Sun Kim grew up in California with hearing parents and a deaf sister. Pursuing her love of art she moved to New York, but on arrival in the loud and boisterous city, Kim began to take interest in the medium of sound.
She grew up
Spike Lee, critically acclaimed director of Malcolm X, has broken his silver screen silence with his release of 'Chi-Raq'. Lee has shifted his title from "prestige film maker" to "Artist" with this risky film. But, it's not a go-for-broke scenario as seen with his earlier works; no, 'Chi-Raq' is given
50 g pine nuts , plus extra for decorating
50 g linseed
50 g sunflower seeds
100 g unsweetened chestnut purée
50 g gluten-free vegetarian suet
1 tbsp maple syrup
gluten-flour for dusting
For the spinach topping:
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
300 g chestnut mushrooms , sliced
260 g baby leaf spinach , or frozen chopped spinach
Erin Riley, a Brooklyn based textile artist, has been weaving a tale of repression sexuality. Her tapestries depicting women taking nude 'selfies' is acting as an poignant reminder that women are still shamed for being proud of their bodies.
Riley got her first sewing machine when she was eight, starting her
I can't say that modern day magazine covers surprise me. Somewhere along the line, probably decided by men in suits, the notion that 'sex sells' was born. Sexualised photos of successful women frequent the mainstream media. Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Elle, Vogue, Paper, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and a huge host of other popular magazines regularly feature sexually explicit
Ballet sensation Misty Copeland has had quite the year. Beginning her ballet career at age 13. Two years later, she had won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards, and began her studies at the Lauridsien Ballet Center. Accepted into New York's American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in September 2000, she
A tricky topic, often brushed off red-faced and with a lowered gaze by men around the world. But, hey it's all natural and it's good to be informed about exactly what is going on down there! So, for all those men still pondering the mystery that is the female reproductive
"For if we breed more hate and anger in retaliation it will only grow stronger and play right into the hands of those who want to bring humanity down."
I have been debating whether to write a post about this for the last two days and have decided that it is too
Why do I wake up each morning and apply thick foundation and concealer to my face? To contour my cheekbones and make sure my eyebrows are 'on point'? Why do I apply black eyeliner and mascara that is near impossible to remove? Why do I cover up and conceal and change myself?
"If everyone did a bit more, if they fell in love a little bit more, so much could happen"
Jon Stewart, former longtime host of the popular, satirical news show The Daily Show, and his wife Tracey have left their comfortable life in New York City and headed for greener pastures
The past weekend for me was an absolute whirlwind of travel, sightseeing and confused map reading. On Friday a few friends and I set off on the fast train from Rome to Naples, already with a jam packed itinerary ahead of us to see Pompeii and Sorrento all before sunrise