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Welcome to Blaxit Global, a bi-weekly podcast featuring inspiring conversations with trailblazing Black expats who out of fear or frustration, left their country of origin to live out their wildest dreams abroad. The podcast also chronicles the journey of host Chrishan Wright as she prepares to make her Blaxit from the United States. The show will delve into topics of Blackness, oppression, cultural transition, economic opportunity and other issues facing people of the African diaspora. Each episode is designed to demystify the planning and process of moving abroad by showcasing the triumphs and resiliency of Black expats. You’ve heard the term, now be inspired by the movement! Visit the Blaxit Global online! www.blaxitglobal.com. Support Blaxit Global by donating to our Patreon - www.patreon.com/blaxitglobal.

Welcome to Blaxit Global, a bi-weekly podcast featuring inspiring conversations with trailblazing Black expats who out of fear or frustration, left their country of origin to live out their wildest dreams abroad. The podcast also chronicles the journey of host Chrishan Wright as she prepares to make her Blaxit from the United States. The show will delve into topics of Blackness, oppression, cultural transition, economic opportunity and other issues facing people of the African diaspora. Each episode is designed to demystify the planning and process of moving abroad by showcasing the triumphs and resiliency of Black expats. You’ve heard the term, now be inspired by the movement! Visit the Blaxit Global online! www.blaxitglobal.com. Support Blaxit Global by donating to our Patreon - www.patreon.com/blaxitglobal.

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to Blaxit Global, a bi-weekly podcast featuring inspiring conversations with trailblazing Black expats who out of fear or frustration, left their country of origin to live out their wildest dreams abroad. The podcast also chronicles the journey of host Chrishan Wright as she prepares to make her Blaxit from the United States. The show will delve into topics of Blackness, oppression, cultural transition, economic opportunity and other issues facing people of the African diaspora. Each episode is designed to demystify the planning and process of moving abroad by showcasing the triumphs and resiliency of Black expats. You’ve heard the term, now be inspired by the movement! Visit the Blaxit Global online! www.blaxitglobal.com. Support Blaxit Global by donating to our Patreon - www.patreon.com/blaxitglobal.

Language:

English


Episodes

Michael Ruth: The Great Reclamation

5/16/2022
Michael Ruth (he/him), is a global explorer, teacher, health coach, mindset mentor, and BIPOC-focused yoga studio owner. He's a 10-year Navy veteran and comes from a career background in the surgical field, where he specialized in orthopedics and neurospine as a surgical first assistant. His personal yoga practice is specialized in Ancient African and Egyptian methods of yoga that benefit physical health as well as holistic, mental, and spiritual health. In our conversation, Michael...

Duration:00:50:48

Black in Portugal: Building Community Abroad

5/2/2022
Blaxit Global heads to Lisbon, Portugal for this special episode of the Blaxit Global Podcast...an in-person conversation with Black in Portugal. Black in Portugal is a Lisbon-based group dedicated to creating community through monthly Meetups, expat resources, and events. In this conversation you will hear from Heather Proctor, Director of Events; Kam Clemons, Community Growth Lead; Ashley Gyalavants, Event Manager; and, Anna Sanders, Social & Brand Manager, as we discuss what it's like...

Duration:00:48:08

Sharita Jennings: Nomad Lawyering in Medellin

4/18/2022
Sharita Jennings has been a digital nomad since 2018, after leaving her traditional legal career in Washington, DC behind. There was no one defining moment that led her to move abroad, just a constant desire to shake things up in her life and travel the world slowly. Sharita's original plan was to stay abroad for 6 months...fast forward almost 4 years later Sharita has lived in 5 countries and 8 cities mostly in Latin America and Europe. Hear her thoughts on scouting trips, dating abroad,...

Duration:00:41:32

Adalia Aborisade: Money Moves in Mexico City

4/4/2022
Adalia Aborisade is a veteran educator, world traveler, and coach. After reaching financial independence on a teacher’s salary, she packed up her then 15-year-old daughter, canine sidekick, and sewing machine for a move to Honduras and has never looked back. Adalia now calls Mexico City home. In our conversation, Adalia discusses her decision to move abroad, life in Mexico City, financial independence, and staying connected to her grandchildren. Grab Adalia's Move Abroad Checklist:...

Duration:00:42:00

Bonus Mini Episode: The Power to Choose

12/28/2021
In this bonus mini-episode of the Blaxit Global podcast, we hear from several of our guests on the power of choice. Guests featured: Deirdre Amola, TaNesha Barnes, Christine Job, Shar Wynter, Michelle Wedderburn Join aspiring Black expats, expats, and re-pats where you can build community, get resources and gain support along your journey abroad….You’re invited to join Blaxit Global Passport. Join Blaxit Global Passport - https://blaxit-global-passport.mn.co/ Looking for VPNs, banking,...

Duration:00:04:59

Season 3 Finale: Changes

12/20/2021
Recap of my scouting trip to Costa Rica, information on Blaxit Global Passport, invitation to our Vision Board Party on YouTube, and Season 4 announcement. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Join Blaxit Global Passport: https://bit.ly/3zLcd1h Blaxit Global YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/blaxitglobal Xpat App: https://www.xpatinc.com/xpat-app What to do on your Scouting Trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDuo0Hrl3Qg&t=2889s Exodus Homecoming:...

Duration:00:51:29

Juanita Ingram: Producing in Singapore

12/6/2021
Juanita Ingram: Producing in Singapore Juanita Ingram is Executive Producer of the award-winning television series, The Expats: International Ingrams. The Expats International Ingrams is a documentary series that chronicles Juanita's journey from corporate attorney to trailing spouse, all while raising two children and navigating a move abroad. Juanita is a wife, mother, attorney, actress, pageant queen, and philanthropist. She grew up in Tennessee and has been to over 30 countries with...

Duration:00:48:00

Thea Duncan: Making it in Milan

11/22/2021
Thea Duncan: Making it in Milan Thea Duncan is the Founder of Doing Italy, an online training company that helps people gain the knowledge they need to move to Italy with ease while avoiding many of the pitfalls that negatively affect other expats when moving abroad. Trinidad and Tobago-born, and Miami-raised, Duncan spent much of her life traveling the globe, before Italy captured her heart. She studied for her master’s degree at Milan’s Bocconi University in the early 2000s, later...

Duration:00:44:18

Carl Junior: Creating Spaces in Taiwan

11/8/2021
Carl Junior: Creating Spaces in Taiwan Carl Junior is the Founder of The Black Expat Podcast Network and Host of The Black Expat Podcast. He’s traveled to over 50 countries and has spent the past 10 years living in Taiwan. In addition to his podcasting business, he’s also been a teacher, basketball coach, travel consultant, and co-owner of a bar. Hear how to create safe and comfortable spaces wherever you’re living, what’s involved with starting a business in Taiwan, and why texting is the...

Duration:00:49:44

Zoe Smith: Island Living in Grenada

10/25/2021
Zoe Smith: Island Living in Grenada Zoe Smith is the Founder of The Exodus Collective, helping remote workers and entrepreneurs make smooth moves to the Caribbean. A London-born, former journalist, Zoe is a single mom of three who’s passionate about helping other black folks design lifestyles that are aligned to their purpose in settings in which they can truly thrive. Zoe first caught the travel bug as a 3-year-old, traveling internationally for the first time to Switzerland with her...

Duration:00:38:32

Wanda Duncan: Digital Nomad in Albania

10/10/2021
Wanda Duncan: Digital Nomad in Albania Wanda Duncan is the Founder of the Black Women Digital Nomad Entrepreneurs Facebook group and Host of the Black Women Travel Podcast. She’s been a digital nomad since 2016 and has lived in several countries across Europe and Asia. She was first inspired to travel internationally after watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and hasn’t looked back. Hear how to prepare for a new city as a digital nomad, adjust once you get there, and what she loves...

Duration:00:51:44

Michelle Wedderburn-Waters: Serenity in San Miguel de Allende

9/27/2021
Michelle Wedderburn-Waters is an expat mentor, travel curator, and relocation consultant with a background in management, customer service, public relations, and entrepreneurship. As the founder and CEO of Afro Expats, Michelle helps people confidently navigate their visits and moves to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Hear Michelle talk about her Canadian-Jamaican roots, how she convinced her husband to make the move to San Miguel de Allende, why she feels Mexico offers a better life...

Duration:00:46:30

Roshida Dowe: Retiring Before 40 in Mexico City

9/13/2021
Roshida Dowe is a writer and career break coach currently living in Mexico City. A retired lawyer, Roshida has been solo traveling for over 25 years. She helps Black women take career breaks and adult gap years to ditch burnout and focus on rediscovering their passions. She moved to Mexico City after a year of traveling the world on her own career break. Roshida loves to explore new places through long walks and eating local foods. She is a co-founder of the Black Travel Alliance and Exodus...

Duration:00:58:16

Shar Wynter: Life in Lisbon - Redefining Xpat

8/30/2021
Shar Wynter is a social entrepreneur, travel enthusiast, and advocate for the expat lifestyle. She is the founder and creator of Xpat Inc., a digital platform for the global Black community that studies, works, and lives abroad. The platform includes #XpatChats, which features inspiring stories and insights from Black expats, and The Xpat App which currently includes over 1.5k members representing more than 110 countries & territories across the globe. Equipped with insights from her...

Duration:00:38:41

Esther Milanzi: Magical Realism in Bali

8/16/2021
Esther Milanzi is an author and writing coach, currently based in Bali, Indonesia. Esther grew up in North Carolina and took her first international trip when she traveled to South Africa to meet some of her family for the first time. Since then, she's traveled to Thailand, with her sister where she ultimately met her future husband, Lo. Hear how Bali has influenced her writing, wellness practices, along with her entrepreneurial pursuits. Esther also shares why hanging with the locals can be...

Duration:00:50:23

Victoria Childress: Over the Moon in Orvieto, Italy

8/3/2021
Victoria Childress is the Founder of GIRLGO, Moderator of the Blaxit Global Facebook group, and a mother based in Orvieto, Italy. She works as a Writer and Communications Strategist, operating an international communications agency for over 15 years. Victoria studied abroad in Italy as a teenager, which opened her eyes to the additional freedom you can have when you live internationally. Through her business, she connects young girls to cultural exchange, education, career, and global...

Duration:00:51:09

Season 2 Finale: The Road to Wellness

6/14/2021
Season 2 wraps with a solo episode providing an update on my Blaxit journey and highlighting some key themes from this season, including the importance of wellness. I also shed some light on the challenges and loss my family and I have been experiencing in 2021. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Project You Blaxit Global Costa Rica Episodes: Alexis O'Reilly - Pura Vida in Costa Rica (Season 1) Raychelle Heath - Mindfulness and Meditation (Season 2) Chrishan on Black Women Travels...

Duration:00:17:08

Arnitha Webb: Travel Health Insurance - What to Know Before You Go

5/10/2021
In this special bonus episode of the Blaxit Global podcast, insurance specialist Arnitha Webb steps us through what you need to know before you travel abroad during the pandemic. In this episode you will learn about: Arnitha created a handy guide to help you navigate the terminology and some of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic. To get a free insurance quote from Arnitha, you may do so by clicking here. Join aspiring Black expats, expats, and re-pats where you can...

Duration:00:55:36

Tameika Gentles: Becoming a Digital Nomad

4/26/2021
Tameika Gentles is a Fitness Entrepreneur based in Germany. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she fell in love with travel during her first international trip to Hong Kong. She then spent time as a digital nomad in Bali before spending 2 years in a new country every 3 months. She now helps thousands achieve their health and wellness goals with her businesses. Hear how to stay focused when there’s an abundance of opportunity, committing to learning a new language, and building a successful...

Duration:00:30:45

Deshawn Peterson: Finance in Shanghai

4/12/2021
Deshawn Peterson is a Financial Advisor based in Shanghai, China. Originally from Detroit, he bought a one-way ticket to China over 6 years ago after regretting not studying abroad in college. He’s been in China ever since. He now helps expats and travelers manage their finances and adjust to life abroad. Hear the top 3 financial considerations when moving abroad, the biggest financial mistakes expats make, and how to approach exchange rates and determine what currency to keep your savings...

Duration:00:35:48