About “In Bed with Frida Kahlo”

In Bed With Frida Kahlo is an internet project of The WE Empowerment Center and is written and  maintained by Emma Rosenthal.

Emma Rosenthal;  Photo by Marilyn Loeb

Emma Rosenthal is an artist, writer, educator, reiki practitioner, and human rights activist, living in Southern California, whose work combines art, activism, education and grassroots mobilization. As a person with a disability she is confined, not by her disability but by the narrow and marginalizing attitudes and structures of the society at large.

The WE Empowerment Center cultivates sustainable paradigms of individual and collective healing, identity and empowerment through education, dialogue, creative expression and collaboration.

To support this, and other WE Project activities and programs (PENDING)

2 responses to “About “In Bed with Frida Kahlo”

  1. Would you consider mentioning my newly-published memoir on your blog? I would be happy to exchange blog feeds as well.

    Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio was recently released by The University of Iowa Press.

    The memoir is a history — an American tale — of my fifty year wheelchair journey after being struck by both bulbar and lumbar poliomyelitis after a vaccine accident in 1959. The Press says Seven Wheelchairs gives “readers the unromantic truth about life in a wheelchair, he escapes stereotypes about people with disabilities and moves toward a place where every individual is irreplaceable.”

    Other reviewers have called Seven Wheelchairs “sardonic and blunt,” “a compelling account,” and “powerful and poetic.”

    I hope you can mention Seven Wheelchairs on your blog. We all live different disability stories, I know, but perhaps if you find the memoir worthwhile, you might want to recommend the book to others who are curious about what polio or disability in general.

    Of course, the book is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


    Gary Presley http://www.garypresley.com
    SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS: A Life beyond Polio
    Fall 2008 University of Iowa Press

  2. Hi Emma, so glad to have found your website again,
    I always find your writing so inspiring. I hope all is well with you. Hugs
    gaby