A contemporary guide to life, love, and happiness inspired by the extraordinary artist Frida Kahlo.
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.
About the Author
Arianna Davis is the digital director for O, The Oprah Magazine. She previously worked at Refinery29 and Us Weekly, and she has written for New York Magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, and PopSugar Latina. She has also served as an entertainment expert for Access Hollywood, Tamron Hall, VH1, and TLC. She lives in New York City.
"A modern take on a woman who was modern beyond her time. Arianna Davis's book paints a colorful picture of the strength, courage, and love that uplifted Frida Kahlo through her many tragedies. This comprehensive look into Frida's life leads me to think that we could all learn a lesson or two from Frida."—Nina Garcia, editor-in-chief of Elle
"A passionate and insightful celebration of the life of Frida Kahlo, What Would Frida Do? applies Frida's life to modern situations in a heartfelt and fun manner readers will love!"—Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana and When We Left Cuba
Davis's book shares this icon's boldness and courage in full force, to inspire
a new generation. I am excited to support a fellow Latina's work to keep our
history alive."—Dascha Polanco, actress, activist, and proud Afro-Latina
"Arianna Davis makes
a beautiful case for contemporary women to follow in Frida's footsteps as we
navigate love, work, creativity, friendship, and even getting dressed in the
morning. This vibrant herstory-meets-self-help book is such a gift."—Gabrielle Korn, Director of Fashion and Culture at Refinery29
"Frida Kahlo truly elevated confidence into an art form. In her book, Arianna Davis shows us the timelessness of Frida's message of unapologetic self-acceptance and fearlessness. What Would Frida Do? beautifully reminds us how abundant a woman's strength can be."—Julissa Prado, Founder & CEO of Rizos Curls
"What Would Frida Do? will take you on a beautiful journey following how Frida turned her pain into power and left the evidence behind to inspire many generations to come."—Carolina Contreras, CEO of Miss Rizos Salon
"A must read. This is a heartfelt portrayal of a complex, brilliant woman whose bold perspective on creativity, work, and sex stands the test of time."—Jessica Knoll, New York Times-bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive