VIDEO: Frida's Children

Hello, loves. I am so freaking excited to share this video. Little backstory: I have tons and tons of notebooks with random shit in them. I recently discovered a notebook from over two years ago and found this poem in it. I had forgotten about it and reading it as if for the first time made me cry. At the time I re-discovered this notebook I was also reading a biography of the artist so the whole universe conspired to produce this video. I have been in love with Frida Kahlo, her magic, and art since probably middle school, and I realized that we shared a true connection sometime in high school when I saw an exhibit of her work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was so dark and demented, like me, but also really full of love for life and color and love itself, also like me. Also she knew that she was the embodiment of the world and felt no shame experimenting with her own image (the original selfie queen!).  I saw my face in her bone structure and unibrow that I stupidly destroyed as a child (sigh) and knew that somehow she was inside of me. I feel this way about a few artists, but really no one fucks with Frida because she was so badass. Ok, so here is my tribute/ fangirl letter to/about my cosmic mother. ~ Kenya Kush~


Written/Directed/Performed by: Amanya Maloba
Filmed/edited by: Eesh Goodlow
Featuring/Styled by: Janice Ibarra