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This Happened — July 6: Frida Kahlo Was Born

Frida Kahlo was a renowned Mexican artist known for her distinctive and vibrant self-portraits. She was born on this day in 1907. Kahlo is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

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What was Frida Kahlo's childhood like?

During her childhood, Frida contracted polio, which left her with a noticeable limp and impacted her self-confidence. However, her father, who was a photographer, encouraged her artistic pursuits and provided her with art supplies and inspiration.

What happened with Frida Kahlo's bus crash?

In 1925, Frida experienced a life-altering event when she was involved in a bus accident. The accident left her with severe injuries, including a broken spinal column, multiple fractures, and internal injuries. Frida underwent numerous surgeries and spent significant periods of time recovering in bed. It was during this time that she began to paint, using a specially designed easel that allowed her to work while lying down.

Who was Frida Kahlo's husband?

Frida Kahlo's husband was Diego Rivera. He was a prominent Mexican painter and muralist, known for his large-scale murals depicting Mexican history, culture, and social issues. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo had a passionate and tumultuous relationship. They married in 1929, divorced in 1939, and then remarried in 1940. Their relationship was characterized by love, artistic collaboration, political activism, and infidelity.

What was Frida Kahlo's impact on the art world?

Frida Kahlo's art had a profound impact on the art world, particularly in challenging traditional gender and societal norms. Her paintings explored themes of identity, feminism, indigenous culture, and Mexican heritage, resonating with audiences worldwide and inspiring generations of artists.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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