In 1925, she was in a bus accident that required her to have over 30 surgeries during her lifetime, but it was during her recovery that she learned to paint.
By the 1930s, Kahlo’s marriage was suffering. Her husband was having an affair with her sister while Kahlo was also having extramarital relations with both men and women, so the couple divorced.
Kahlo became known for her surrealist self-portraits that celebrate both the female form and Mexican culture.
Today, she is heralded as a feminist and LGBTQ icon.