At age 15, she went to one of the most prestigious high schools in Mexico City, the Preparatoria (National Preparatory School); only the brightest students were accepted. She became part of the Red Cap group, who rode a donkey down the hall for a prank and often talked about how they would change the government.
The group took notice of the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, where the common people were poor and had worked relentlessly for a corrupt government. This created an uprising led by men such as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, folk heroes who won the struggle for the people.
To commemorate their efforts, the Mexican government commissioned artists to depict the scenes on the walls of public buildings. That is how Frida met Diego Rivera, a muralist, once more.
Teenage Frida was an imp still, and teased him, but she watched Diego Rivera in awe and soaked in his inspiration. He was a brilliant, masterful painter.