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What Would Frida Do?

A Guide to Living Boldly

A contemporary guide to life, love, and happiness inspired by the extraordinary artist Frida Kahlo.


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Revered as much for her fierce spirit as she is for her art, Frida Kahlo stands today as a brazen symbol of daring creativity. She was a woman ahead of her time whose paintings have earned her generations of admirers around the globe. But perhaps her greatest work of art was her own life.

What Would Frida Do? explores the feminist icon's signature style, outspoken politics, and boldness in love and art, even in the face of pain and heartbreak. The book celebrates her larger than life persona as a woman who loved passionately and lived ambitiously, refusing to remain in her husband's shadow. Each chapter shares intimate stories from her life, revealing how she overcame obstacles by embracing her own ideals.In this charming read, author Arianna Davis conjures Frida's brave spirit, encouraging women to persevere, to create fearlessly, and to stand by their own truths.

As seen on CBS This Morning (featured by Gayle King in her 10/20/20 “Table Talk” segment) and the TODAY Show (one of Jasmine Guillory’s top picks for fall reading, 11/3/20).


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About the author


Arianna Davis is the digital director for O, The Oprah Magazine. As a Latinx woman of color, Davis has drawn inspiration from Kahlo throughout her career, from her work at Refinery29 and Us Weekly to her contributions to New York Magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, and . Studying Frida’s art and life helped Davis forge her own path to success as a writer and editor with the goal of empowering women. Davis also has served as an entertainment expert for “Access Hollywood,” “Tamron Hall,” VH1, TLC, and more. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

“Luminous...self-help meets biography in an inspiring narrative of what modern women can learn from one of the twentieth century's greatest artists. From Kahlo's brazen creativity to her unapologetic politics, her boldness in marriage to her lifelong battle with chronic illness, Davis explores the contemporary lessons we can mine from Kahlo's courageous way of life.”

Esquire, Best Books of 2020

“The guide to life we need right now...a fresh, sparkling read that offers advice to readers through the lens of the painter’s life experiences—a missive from woman to woman through a life lived fully, if imperfectly, in spite of so many obstacles.”

Teen Vogue

“Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads, wondering, as a woman, an artist, a bold seeker, what was next for your life?…A guidebook based on the life and work of pioneering Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, this beautiful volume is sure to inspire.”

Boston Globe

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