I Have An Obsession With Frida

When you feel as if you’re the oddest person in the world and no matter what you do to “fit in”, it doesn’t happen… to have a connection to someone who you feel is just as “odd”, makes everything ok.

En las palabras de Frida, in her own words:

“Yo solía pensar que era la persona más extraña en el mundo, pero luego pensé, hay mucha gente así en el mundo, tiene que haber alguien como yo, que se sienta bizarra y dañada de la misma forma en que yo me siento. Me la imagino, e imagino que ella también debe estar por ahí pensando en mí. Bueno, yo espero que si tú estás por ahí y lees esto sepas que, sí, es verdad, yo estoy aquí, soy tan extraña como tú”.

“I used 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 there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” 

When I came across a mural of her in Echo Park, I had to….

Mural artwork by: @hengone and @la_steez