Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacan, Mexico on July 6th, 1907. Her father Guillermo Kahlo was a photographer and her mother Matilde Calderon was just a regular house wife. They had four daughters and Frida Kahlo was the third out of the four and she had two other sisters who was from her fathers first wife (she died giving birth to her second daughter). She grew up in a household full of women but was more prone to her father because they both had an artistic relationship that had not yet developed yet. When Frida was three, in 1910, the Mexican Revolution began.
Frida attended one of Mexico’s best schools, Peraratoria, where she was one of the twenty-five girls who attended. She played sports, joined a group, and fell in love with the group leader, Alejandro Gomez Arias. As the Mexican Revolution continued she witnessed people struggling just to make it, people killing, drugs and firearms.
In 1925, on September 17, Frida Kahlo gotten into a bad accident. She was riding a bus and it crashed into a trolley car. Because of the accident she obtained a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, a dislocated shoulder, a broken pelvis, a crushed right foot, broken ribs, eleven fractures in her right leg, and an iron handrail stabbed her in her uterus which made it impossible for her to have kids. The pain that she was in was so intense that even though she recovered from the accident and was able to walk it would leave her in the hospital or in bed for days, weeks, even months. She had to undergo thirty-five operations since the accident happened. The main operations were on her back, her leg, and her foot.
At first Frida wanted to major in medicine but after the accident she strayed away from it and went into a career for painting. She even attended the National Preparatory School in Mexico City for the premedical program and because of her accident she had to be put in a full body cast in order to cooperate from her tragedy. This put her...