Famous people past and present from Spanish-speaking countries who inspire you :)
The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has inspired me. Although some of her paintings can be very dark and depressing, they are meaningful and i think each of them carries a message. She was a very passionate woman and though she suffered life-long health problems most of which were caused by a traffic accident when she was a teenager, this did not thwart her painting prowess and devotion to her artwork. She is very celebrated in Mexico and her work is often seen as emblematic of Mexican culture and traditions.
Tell me about someone famous from a Spanish-speaking country who inspires you. Or maybe there is someone who you think has done a lot of things that have had a real positive impact on their country. Leave a post below.
Nice question! I have studied Frida Kahlo a little bit two years ago, she was in a bus accident, right? And then she still did painting while being bound to her bed, wow!
For me, José Martí is my inspiration.
Many people most likely may have heard his name, he was the leader of the Cuban Revolt...and a poet, a philosopher, a political theorist, a journalist; he was truly doing everything. Throughout his life he tried doing everything to achieve the Independence for Cuba and that really inspired me the most. I love his poems too, if anyone is interested, he has an entire book of poems called Versos Sencillos.
¡Espero leer más de él!
Ramona - la Zapatista - my avatar is an image of her!
Her story is so inspirational... I would write more but I am just back from a huge dinner in Barcelona and I am too full and tired... ¡quizás mañana escribiré más!
Celia Cruz (¡Azúcar!)
Tito Puente (el Rey del Timbal)
Esta canción de Celia con Tito habla un poco de su historia (and it's good practice for you, so have a listen! )
Two extraordinary people who rose from very humble beginnings to the highest levels of stardom. Celia from Cuba, Tito from Puerto Rico. The both left an indelible mark in the history of Caribbean and Latin American music, and yet they never lost their capacity to laugh, have fun, and be accessible to their fans.
They are sorely missed and lovingly remembered.
Villa y Zapata entran a caballo la cuidad de Mexico
Por cierto Paulo Coelho y Gabriel Garcia Marquez con sus novelas me han inspirado mucho. Tambien Pablo Neruda con su poema "Muere lentamente".
I am inspired by Don Julio González-Frausto Estrada. Or, it would be more correct to state that I am inspired by his products:
There are sooo many inspiring people from Spanish-speaking countries...
Mario Benedetti - Escritor y poeta uruguayo ateo de los más destacados en Latinoamérica galardonado con muy diversos premios como Doctor honoris causa en Ciencias Filológicas de la Universidad de La Habana, el VIII Premio Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana.
El Juez Español, Baltazar Garzón, quien nos ha enseñado lo que realmente es la humanidad!. Los que nos abusen! Sean advertidos!
The Spanish Judge Baltazar Garzón, who has taught us what in reality is humanity! Those who would abuse us, beware!
Junípero Serra, the Apostle of California
Fray Junípero Serra (known as Fra Juníper Serra in Catalan, his mother tongue) (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Catalan Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California of the Las Californias Province in New Spain
really interesting question. I'm truly inspired by Penelope Cruz.She is a wonderful actress and a perfect Spanish speaker.
I recomend a nice movie ,,vicky cristina barcelona". You can hear there Penelope speaking spanish.