alexandra nikolova
communication designer and content strategist
Frida Kahlo

Men can... too

Can you imagine someone telling you that you cannot do what you are born to do? Because you are a woman, a gay or something else that they do not understand and their cultural and political background claims as not acceptable.

In 2018 I cannot. I am terrified by the thought of how many, many, many people in history were murdered, forced, being “healed”, imprisoned because of how they are born. I am even more terrified about the fact it is still happening in 2018, after all the history and knowledge we have… Why humans tend to be so stupid?

I started a little series of posters like these 3 — beautiful, amazing, talented humans who gave their lives for what they love. They achieved greatness without fitting some stupid models — they are not white, they are intelligent and talented. I am sure they would also use irony and black humor to mock the ignorance of the crowds. Do you know the stories of Frida, Farrokh and Neerja? No? Read them, they are truly inspiring!

Artworks were inspired by Polish artist Jan Bajtlik.

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Extraordinary woman, an artist, a human with a difficult life. Enjoy her works here.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

Born as Farrokh Bulsara, an extraordinary voice, a true talent. My favorite voice in all music history. Listen to Queen and enjoy.

Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot

A flight attendant, a true hero who gave her life to save passengers on a highjacked plane in Pakistan. Read her story here if you don't know it.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

An English writer who is considered one of the most important modernist twentieth century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Read some valuable pieces about her on Brain Pickings.