Important women throughout history
We in VAGPWR want to show everyone how cool ladies can be, so once a week we are putting up some facts and a illustration on one impressive lady.
Our first important woman is Mari Curie
Marie Curie, 1867-1934 “She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first person – note the use of person there, not woman – to win a second Nobel Prize.”
(Patricia Fara, president of the British Society for the History of Science)
Frida Kahlo was an amazing artist from Mexico (1907-1954). She is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. In Mexico she is celebrated for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.
As a child, Frida Kahlo suffered from Polio and almost died in a bus accident when she was a teenager. She experienced the pain of multiple fractures to her spine, collarbone and ribs, a shattered pelvis, broken foot and dislocated shoulder. While recovering she began to focus heavily on painting, and during her lifetime she had over 30 operations.
“My paintings carries with it the message of pain.” – Frida Kahlo