Frida's life began in Mexico City in 1907, at the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. As a teen, her father enrolled her in the Preparatoria, one of Mexico’s premier schools which, at the time, had only 35 girls among the 2000 students. Her goal was to become a doctor.
At the preparatory school, Frida joined the "Cachucas", a group of nine rebellious students, many of whom would become leading figures of the Mexican intellectual elite. It was in this group that Frida declared herself a "daughter of the revolution".
At the age of 18, Frida was in a horrific bus accident that changed her path forever. As the months continued, the realization of the extent of her injuries settled in, and her dream of becoming a doctor slowly faded. However, as a way of dealing with her pain and isolation she began painting.
Frida was a strong and driven young woman and, like the rebirth of the phoenix, a new passion had arisen from the ashes, giving rise to her status as one of Mexico's most celebrated artists while she was still a young woman.
Today Frida Kahlo is a symbol for all women. She represents strength and passion, brutal honesty and an unbroken spirit. This is Frida.