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Frida Kahlo: The Iconic Unibrowed Mexican Artist

As a child, Frida was stricken with polio in her right leg at the age of six. Despite this handicap, she played soccer, boxed, wrestled, and became a champion swimmer. She spoke and wrote English, loved to use foul language in Spanish, loved floor length native Mexican dresses, and similar to Anne Frank, she kept a diary, but written in the last decade of her life.

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Anne Frank: Her Life & Diary (Het Achterhuis)

The youngest child to Otto and Edith Frank, her birth was mistakenly recorded as a boy. Anne Frank entered the world weighing 8 1/2 lbs and 21" long. She was born Annaliese Marie Frank at a women's clinic in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. An avid reader and writer, she writes in a diary entry "After the war I'd like to publish a book called Het Achterhuis."

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On Being Authentic: A Tale of Two Women

Queen Elizabeth, the last of the Tudor Monarchs, daughter to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was born September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree,  a slave in Hurley, New York. While her exact date of birth is unknown, it's believed to have been around 1797.

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