Frida Khalo

Age: 47
Disability: Displaced Vertebrae
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

About Frida

My name is Frida Khalo and I am a partner. I was in a bus accident which left me with displaced vertebrae, which is why I have to wear a corset back brace. The accident caused me to have continued pain and illnesses, including back pain and chronic infections. None of this has stopped me from continuing to pursue my dreams of painting. Even through periods of being bedridden, I have continued to paint and enjoy art.


  • Engraving Apprentice
  • National Preparatory School
    Mexico City, Mexico


  • Well-Known Paintings
    • Henry Ford Hospital (1932)
    • My Birth (1932)
    • What the Water Gave Me (1938)
    • The Two Fridas (1939)
    • Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)
    • The Broken Column (1941)


  • Mexican Communist Party (PCM)


  • Flexible seating
  • Frequent short breaks