“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best”Frida Kahlo If I was going to do a “September Special” for being the month we celebrate our Independence in Mexico, of course I had to write about Frida Kahlo. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was born on … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Frida Kahlo
“I don't study to know more, but to ignore less.”Juana Inés de la Cruz The story of Juana Ines takes us way back, to the 1660’s in New Spain (Mexico). I remember the first time I read about Juana Ines I was still a little girl. And the one thing that caught my attention about … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
As you may already know, I was born and raised in Mexico, and September is the month we celebrate our Independence from Spain. So I thought I could write a few “Who Inspires Me” posts about Mexican people and their stories, and how they’ve inspired me through my life. Hope you enjoy reading their stories … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Jose Hernandez, From Farmer to Astronaut
Korey was thrown into adult facilities at age 16. An innocent, sweet boy that was being nothing but a loyal friend, was sent to violent prisons, where he was abused physically and psychologically by other inmates and abusive guards...
“It was then that I knew I had a chance: I could live a quiet life or I could make the most of this new life I had been given. I am determined to continue my fight until every girl can go to school.”
“Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love it. And teach us to see”