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That moment when I am sitting at dinner and white people want to crack ‘Mexican jokes’ and talk about ‘those immigrants’ as if I, being the only person of color, Mexican, and immigrant around the table won’t be offended. “It’s just a joke, duh”.
Frida Kahlo: Self-portrait on the Border Between Mexico and the United States (1932)
In 1932, Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, had lived in the United States for almost three years. While Diego was growing accustomed to life in the States, Frida was miserable, and felt increasingly homesick for Mexico.
In “Self-portrait on the Border Between Mexico and the United States,” Frida expresses her feelings toward Gringolandia.
Standing on pedestal wearing a pink dress and white gloves while holding a cigarette and a Mexican flag, Frida paints herself in between the juxtaposed images of Mexico and the United States: Ancient, rich and bright vs. industrial, cold and contaminated.
Frida Kahlo was way ahead of her time. So much so, that more than 80 years later, this painting is still relevant.
Oil on metal, 12 1/2” x 13 3/4”, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Reyero
Can’t even begin to tell you what this did to me.
"Blood in the veins, milk in the breasts, love in the heart — for love of a just cause"
Dad: Why do you think they do that?
Girl: Because the companies who make these try to trick the girls into buying the pink stuff instead of stuff boys want to buy. [x]
that awkward moment when a child understands the harm of forcing gender roles better than most grown male politicians.
I’m surprised that I haven’t reblogged this, to be honest.
I love that last gif. She looks so frustrated. Like “Um, hello, obviously girls and boys can like anything why doesn’t anybody get that???”
She does have a point though..
Kids who are smarter than adults though.
The U.S.-Mexico border is not a line. It’s a place. We spent two weeks driving it — a 2,428 mile road trip.
Oct. 25, 1933- April 15, 2013
RIP to an iconic & legendary man in the Chicano movement, his legacy remaining as a constant reminder that so much more work is yet to be done.