Frida Kahlo: A Feminist Icon

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You may have seen her paintings, recognize her because of her unique eyebrows, Frida Kahlo was a Mexican self portrait artist and still admired as a feminist icon. Frida was born in Mexico City on 1907, she began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident and later became politically active and married Diego Rivera. Frida grew up where she was born, La Casa Azul, in Coyoacan. Her father was a german photographer, she also had two older sisters and her younger sister was born the year after Frida. At around the age of 6 she contracted polio, which took her nine months to recover. She described the atmosphere in her childhood home as "very, very sad" and stated that her mother was kind, active and intelligent, but also calculating,

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