And howdy to you all, too ;)
Frida in Folklorico
Pattern : Skirt portion of Simplicity 4298
Notions: Thread and a vintage metal zipper from the grandma stash
Ms. Carmen is 82 years young in the above photo.
And 83 in the video below.
No other explanation of her shero status is necessary.
If you must know how I feel about her, see this post.
For her powerful voice.
For her bold lyrics and bold imagery.
For being a voice for the voiceless.
For this quote:
“There’s this youth culture […] it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting – women, especially – when they reach my age. We’ve got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we’ve got wrinkles, or whether we’ve put on weight or lost weight, or whether we’ve changed our hairstyle. I just find that so shallow.” ~Annie Lennox, turning 60.
For being the youngest director working, today.
For breaking down barriers and bypassing glass ceilings.
For showing the world the excellence and potential of young black women.
“Paulo Coelho once quoted that it takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory. This desire to have wished that your past was different, that people had treated you the way you deserved to be treated, that you should have been loved differently, taken more seriously, been acknowledged, been accepted, been respected – all this suffering we feel is desire, not pain. These memories shape our souls into the people we are, and our wish to have had something different is little more than a need for our self pity. We suffer because we believe we have a right to a better life, but if we incarcerate ourselves with these memories and thoughts, what kind of a life are we truly giving ourselves? Your desire for something better can be achieved by forgiving those negative thoughts. What hurts us is quite often what heals us. In this world, we all suffer, but if you are able to free yourself from those memories, then you are able to achieve something greater than desire. You achieve peace.”-via Hey Fran Hey