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Frida, Fibromyalgia, and Feminism

Mar 6, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
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With Dr. Ginevra Liptan and Vanessa Severo

Presented in conjunction with Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, this free virtual program brings Dr. Ginevra Liptan and Vanessa Severo into conversation around the impact Frida Kahlo’s disabilities had on her art, how her art impacted her experience as a Disabled individual, and how she changed cultural norms around disability and chronic illness.

Ginevra Liptan, MD is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. After developing fibromyalgia in medical school, she became fascinated with Frida Kahlo after reading in a medical journal that Frida likely suffered from the same illness. After completing a residency in internal medicine Dr. Liptan founded The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia, where she specializes in treating this painful and complex illness.

Vanessa Severo is the recipient of the TCG 11th Round of the Fox Foundation resident Actor  Fellowships, 2017. She is the playwright and actor of ‘Frida…A Self Portrait’ (2020 Kilroys’ List)  a one woman production about the tumultuous and brilliant life of Frida Kahlo. Vanessa is  passionate about utilizing the element of Suzuki method in her work to challenge the  boundaries of storytelling, and explore the depths of movement, composition, and the power  of stillness.