Frida Kahlo in a hospital bed, drawing on her cast with the help of a mirror, 1951. // louder than the world. “I am not sick, I am broken. But I am happy, as long as I can paint.” - Frida Kahlo As an artist, a feminist, and a chronic pain survivor, the artist I identify most with is Frida Kahlo. When I see these pictures of her painting in bed, and painting her own body cast, I am inspired. Her paintings often depict pain and agony she endured..