'Zen Pencils' is an inspirational cartoon website that encourages body positivity and inclusiveness. The website is run by artist Gavin Aung Than, who allows users to submit quotes that he will turn into cartoons. Aung Than's latest series draws inspiration from the life of Frida Kahlo, who was well known for her rejection of conventional Western beauty standards.
Aung Than's cartoon is based on Kahlo's famous "strange like me" quote and delivers a strong message about body positivity. The cartoon depicts a small girl who is insecure about her facial features. It is only after the girl sees a portrait of Kahlo that she realizes her perceived flaws are what make her truly unique.
The inspirational cartoon delivers a message that many individuals can relate to and serves as a gentle reminder that beauty comes in many different forms.