After realizing her ability to paint, she later became an activist. Her activism was realized by her relationship with a fellow activist, Diego Rivera. Her painting attracted the audience in Paris, New York and major cities across the west and Europe (Zamora. 1995). Apart from her exceptional paintings, Kahlo was perceived as a woman who empowered other women through her sacrifice and the fact that she took part in activism at a time when it was regarded as a social and political ill.