Frida Kahlo (for Cinco de Mayo 2017)

Did you know that one thing I used to love about Cinco de Mayo was that our local stores sold Pepsi with real sugar in bottles that were made in Mexico. Not sure of the connection, but as I increasingly became aware of the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) (it scars the liver and it is bad for humans) - I tried compromising with my teens about their soda consumption: they could have soda if they tried to avoid drinking HFCS.  

And the Pepsi with real sugar (sold in early May) was such a sweet option. I think Pepsi calls it their throwback version and I wish more soda companies would go back to real sugar - not to say sugar is good - because it is ALWAYS a minus food and if you are ill, your immune system needs to be freed of the burden of processing sugar. 
But with crap like HFCS - we wonder why Americans are so sick as we serve all you can drink sodas with HFCS.  And serve sugar cookies at the cancer treatment clinics (and most cancers have a fungal connection - and sugar feeds fungi). 

Now - for today's art, which is Day #152 of the 365 Days of Art, I present Frida Kahlo:

 “In Mexico, (Kahlo) she is considered a symbol of the nation and that is something she was very much involved in,” said Hunter-Stiebel. 

“In her time in the 1920s and ’30s, the Mexican nationhood was something really important."

“Mexico was just emerging from the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, where they were trying to prove their modernism by being as much like Europe and North America as possible, and then came this counter-movement of pride in Mexican-ness, which went back to the pre-Hispanic cultures and to the ethnic cultures, which is still very much alive in Mexico today.”
The rest of the article is here
And I hope you enjoy your day.