Frida Kahlo was born on July 6th, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico. Her life evolved during a historic time in Mexico when the struggle for social change began to gain significance.
The Mexican Revolution began when Frida was three years old in 1910; Frida always gave the year of her birth as 1910 in order for people to associate her directly with the revolution.
From her early childhood, Frida started to show great personality and devotion to life by overcoming a severe case of polio. She fought for her life and for her emotional wellbeing, as she had to continue her life with the physical effects from the decease.
Frida was admitted to the National Preparatory School. Frida represented one of the thirty five women of the first generation who attended that institution. During her time at this school, she joined a group known as "Los Cachuchas". The leader of "Los Cachuchas" was Alejandro Gomez Arias who became Frida's first boyfriend
On September 17, 1925 Frida and Alejandro were traveling on a bus together when it crashed into a tramcar. This catastrophe severely affected Frida’s life, and it was the second time that she almost died.