Happy birthday Frida Kahlo!
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico, the same city where she died shortly after her 47th birthday in 1954. Even though Frida was born on July 6th 1907, she insisted July 7th, 1910 to be her birthday, to mirror the Mexican revolution. The year 1910 coincides with the Mexican revolution that lasted a decade. Deeply patriotic, Frida Kahlo always sought to be a voice for the oppressed. Her decision to contest her birth date was a politically-charged one and was not done to simply make her appear younger. Love your attitude Frida.