Frida Kahlo was and is one of the most personal and expressive artists to grace this earth. Today marks her birth and we should celebrate her art and person. She mostly painted self-portraits because as she puts it "...because I am the person I know best" and they were filled with what happened to her in vibrant colors and references to life. Not the type of woman that society normally deemed beautiful, she gained high notoriety and respect from all of those that know of her stepping beyond the superficial plane. A strong woman that withheld many a great pain and wife of painter Diego Rivera, she was an exceptional artist and highly expressive in her work. One of the greats that paved a way in how women view themselves.