Elyse Y. Robinson

Black American Woman in Mexico

Black Art in Mexico | Elyse Y. Robinson

Black Art in Mexico

January 26, 2019

Black Art

One thing I love about Mexico is…Blackness is everywhere. They have figurines of us you can buy and paintings. And they wouldn’t sell them if people weren’t buying them and putting them in their houses!

I found a Mexican man that puts prints on wood scrolling through Facebook marketplace at 1am.

My painting was delivered directly to me and I didn’t even have to go pick it up for FREE. The husband and wife were so happy to meet me. Probably honored a real, live Black person bought a piece of his art.

The cost was $280 pesos or about $14.

I had unibrow Frida hanging up in my room and every time I entered I would see her. NO! give me my Blackness.

Elyse Y. Robinson @ BeAForeigner Inc.
Elyse Y. Robinson

Without a plan, Elyse Y. Robinson moved to México City after her mother passed away from blood cancer on November 11, 2016. She never heard of México City nor even visited México before. She just knew she had to escape America to mourn. She had quit her whole life to help her family anyway. She had nothing more to lose. She is going into her fourth year in México and she is there to stay!

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