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Brushstrokes: Strange Like Me

an illustration of artist frida kahlo

When you feel “strange”, alienated, divergent from the reigning patriarchal standards of beauty, and are persecuted for it, sometimes all you need is a kindred spirit. Someone who shares your “strangeness”, your struggle, your divergence from the norm; someone who makes you feel seen, makes you feel less alone. That’s exactly what the protagonist of the comic Strange Like Me finds, in none other than celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo – who, in her lifetime, had constantly defied and challenged conventional notions of beauty. Kahlo continues to inspire not just the girl in the comic, but many of us who frequently feel “strange”.

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