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How pop culture sanitizes Frida Kahlo, erasing her radical spirit

by Baylie Clevenger

(Editor’s Note: This article was updated on 10/31/2019. None of the content was altered, but the photos were re-aligned in order to conform with Byte style guidelines).

The opinions and views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the opinion of Byte or Byte’s editorial board.

Able and Glamorous

nail polish bottles at CVS Kahlo-inspired makeup at Ulta Beauty Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

Money, money, money

Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick
Image from FridaKahlo.org

Here and queer

Exoticize and make it edgy

Why does it matter?

who she really was
Sources:  FridaKahlo.org, Twitter, YouTube,  CVS Ulta Mattel Frida Kahlo Foundation Images: Featured Image: