33 years old
I came to Mexico for 1 year and ended up staying 6 incredible years in Mexico City.
Very committed to protecting the environment, I dedicate myself todeveloping engineering projects in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Frida Kahlo was an extremely independant and freedom-loving artist, who disrupted??the social decorum and the "machismo". Working in a scientific field which is dominated by male engineers, I have always, just as Frida did, strived forgender equality and fought for professional women's recognition.
Frida was also a loving and passionated woman, very feminine, who fearlessly defended Mexican people, tradition and art. Since arrivingin Mexico I wasfascinated by the richness of the country's history and by it’sdiversecultures, but more specifically by the attachment of the people to their traditions.
To express Frida Khalo's legacy, I decided to wear the traditional mariachi suit with a feminine touch. I wanted to portray two traits that I share with Frida: The certitude that we must face gender strereotypes and the limits imposed by our society, as well asher love of art and Mexican traditions.