This Frida Kahlo Comic Will Remind You Why It’s Awesome to Be Strange

Editor’s Note: It has come to our attention that the artist has since learned that the “strange like me” quote, mistakenly attributed to Kahlo, was actually written by Rebecca Martin. For more information, check out what Gavin Aung Than has to say on
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Originally published on Zen Comics and republished here with their permission. 

Do you ever feel strange?

You’re not the only one – in fact, the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was considered strange like you, too.

This Zen Pencils illustration of one of her quotes captures what it means to be out of place and misunderstood – before you learn how wonderful it is to be uniquely you.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Gavin Aung Than is a cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. Gavin launched Zen Pencils at the start of 2012, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, and hasn’t looked back since. Zen Pencils has been featured by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Mashable, Upworthy, Buzzfeed, Gawker, The A.V. Club, Brain Pickings, Comic Book Resources,, ProBlogger and The Design Files. It was named one of the best 100 websites of 2013 by PCMag. The first book collection of Zen Pencils comics was released in October 2014 and debuted on The New York Times bestseller list. You can read the articles or contact Gavin via the PRESS page.