You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share


Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Today British singer Amy Winehouse passed away at the age of 27. She was found dead in her home in London. The cause of death is yet unknown, but considering Amy Winehouse's very public struggle with substance abuse and mental illness, there is an almost universal assumption that her death was somehow substance-related.

Who is Frida Kahlo?

Tomorrow we celebrate the 104th birthday of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist known for her striking self-portraits. Kahlo's work was largely influenced by pain after a bus accident left her with permanent disabilities, making her an inspirational figure from a disability point of view.

In 2006, conceptual identity performance artist Maya Escobar (@mayaescobar) created a Youtube video called "el es frida kahlo," below.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewess." (Viewed on October 7, 2015) <>.


Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now


Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Sign Up for JWA eNews



2 weeks
Strong words from Susan Brownmiller on rape & campus activism.
3 weeks
L'shanah Tovah! This , JWA celebrates women who dared to transform their lives
4 weeks
From trusting her instincts to embracing transition: leadership lessons from JWA's Judith Rosenbaum!