** Challenging beauty ideals : Frida Kahlo and her mono-eyebrow ( cultural heritage )**
Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary explorations in self-portraiture are testament to the fact that, in real life and on canvas, Kahlo considered her image on precisely her own terms, celebrating her features – her Mexican identity, upper lip hair and that striking unibrow.
“I am my own muse. The subject I know best. The subject I want to know better,” she famously declared.
An enduring feminist icon, Kahlo’s unibrow has become shorthand for: “I won’t curb my self-expression to meet your expectations of how a woman should look.” That shock of dark hair on her brow is a statement rejecting stereotypes about what is and isn’t attractive. In March 2018, Mattel revealed its Frida Kahlo Barbie – and people were upset. But this time, the doll’s improbable physical proportions were the least of everyone’s worries. The fact that Kahlo-Barbie’s unibrow was minimized, and no facial hair was visible, was a big point of contention – a dilution that devalued the meaning attached to how Kahlo presented herself in life and art.
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Here are four ways to take this “Wabi Sabi” philosophy into everyday life.
1. Savor the present moment. …
2. Embrace your personal story. …
3. Extract learning. …
4. Find beauty in simplicity.
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