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Author: Chrishan Wright

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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 who made her Blaxit from the United States to Portugal. The show delves 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! 

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I'm excited to introduce you to the Zero To Travel Podcast, a show I've previously been a guest on. It's your passport to traveling the world on your own terms. Check it out!
Malikah Kelly is a dynamic content creator and serial expat with a background in strategic marketing. Malikah holds an MBA and has embarked on a life-changing journey that began in Milan, Italy. Since then, she has lived in Beirut, Lebanon, and currently resides in Hong Kong, with her next destination still unknown.Join us as we explore Malikah's unique experiences as a global citizen, her insights into strategic marketing, and how her diverse international adventures have shaped her career a...
Kara Stevens is a trailblazer who, after a distinguished career in education, embarked on an inspiring adventure to Ghana with her husband and daughter.Kara is not only a devoted mother and partner but also the visionary behind The Frugal Feminista, a dynamic platform dedicated to personal finance and personal development. Through her insightful wisdom and relatable approach, Kara has transformed the lives of countless individuals, guiding them to heal their relationships with money and thems...
Shoshana McKinney Kirya-Ziraba is an accidental expat who found a profound sense of belonging in unexpected corners of the world. Growing up as a Black Jew in America, Shoshana shares her struggles with identity and acceptance within the Jewish community. However, her life took an extraordinary turn when she discovered a deep connection to Judaism in Uganda. From navigating cultural differences to building a new life and family in a foreign land, Shoshana's story is one of resilienc...
Tiara Darnell is the Owner and Executive Chef of Blaxicocina, Mexico City's first and only Black-owned Soul Food restaurant.Tiara's culinary journey is deeply rooted in her ancestral traditions and family heritage. Growing up in Prince George's County, Maryland, she learned the art of cooking from the matriarchs of her family, infusing each dish with love and tradition.What started as a monthly Sunday Soul Food pop-up series in her home has blossomed into Blaxicocina, a beloved community spac...
Lori L. Tharps, is a renowned journalist, author, and creative writing coach, whose work delves into the intersection of race and popular culture. Lori shares her remarkable journey from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to her current home in Malaga, Spain, where she resides with her family and a mischievous canine companion. Reflecting on her earlier negative experiences in Spain, Lori candidly discusses how she almost dismissed her return to the country, only to discover a newfound appreciation for th...
Christina Belloge is a multilingual French Caribbean serial expat.Christina's journey has taken her across four countries and allowed her to explore nearly 45, including eight African nations. From a young age, she was drawn to learning languages and immersing herself in diverse cultures. Through her experiences as an expatriate, Christina has not only fulfilled her passion for travel but also cultivated a successful career in international digital marketing.Christina shares her insights into...
Malika is a money coach and Founder of Fabulous Financials. From her humble beginnings as a single mother on welfare to building a multi-7-figure investment portfolio and retiring in her 40s, Malika's story is one of resilience, determination, and financial empowerment. Through her expertise, she helps Black women manage money, invest wisely, and achieve financial independence with ease.In this episode, Malika shares invaluable insights, tips, and strategies on wealth management, investing in...
Michael Ashanti currently resides in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. Hailing originally from New York, Michael's life has been a tapestry woven with international experiences, beginning with his travels as an Army brat and later as a university exchange student.In this episode, Michael shares insights from his remarkable journey spanning 14 years abroad, during which he has called diverse cities such as London, Amsterdam, and now Barcelona home. Delving into the nuances of expat life, h...
Penny and June Curry, are a dynamic same-sex couple who left their roots in Texas, USA, to embrace a new life in Seixal, Portugal. Meet Penny, enjoying retired life, and June, actively rekindling her graphic design business, JRS Graphic Design, in the picturesque landscapes of Portugal.In this candid conversation, Penny & June open up about their incredible journey. From keeping their relationship a secret for years to facing personal tragedy that led them to re-evaluate their love and th...
Dr. Londi Cox is an international psychologist who has lived abroad since 2014 and now lives in Japan. Hear Dr. Londi discuss how her early childhood challenges helped shape her career and ultimately led to her journey abroad.With a Doctorate Degree in International Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Dr. Londí has studied psychology across 18 different countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia to be able to provide...
Welcome to the Season 6 Premiere of the Blaxit Global Podcast, where the tables are turned, and host Chrishan Wright takes the hot seat! In this special episode, Chrishan is interviewed by none other than Shar Wynter, creator of the Xpat App and the host of Xpat Chats, who previously graced Season 3, Episode 25.Tune in as Shar delves into Chrishan's recent move to the enchanting city of Lisbon, Portugal. It's a candid conversation that unveils the personal journey, the highs, the lows, and th...
Enjoy this Bonus episode of my conversation with Herman and Dee on the Blaxit Global YouTube channel. Herman and Dee (@handdeeabroad) are a couple of empty nesters who are planning to move abroad. They've been married for 25 years and have two grown children who are now living on their own. They've always dreamed of living in a different country, and now that their kids are gone, they feel like it's the perfect time to make the move.But Herman and Dee have a problem: they can't decide where t...
This episode closes out Season 5 as I make my final preparations for my move to Portugal. I recap my recent trip to Lisbon, share about the Black in Portugal x Our Black Utopia Meetup, my new apartment, and more!Mentioned in the Episode:Blaxit Global Website - https://www.blaxitglobal.comBlaxit Global YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/blaxitglobalMove to Portugal, Spain, Costa Rica, or Panama with Start Abroad - https://youtu.be/M1-pyZOz9N8Schedule a 1:1 with Chrishan - https://chrish...
I'm so happy to share this episode of the Blaxit Global podcast. In this episode, I reunite with Natalie Wester who was featured in the Condé Nast article I wrote, How to Retire in Portugal: A Complete Guide, and our popular Moving Abroad Over 50 panel on our YouTube channel.Natalie Wester is a former second-grade teacher and National State Teacher of the Year who retired from teaching as a second career at 59. A radical reinventor, permission-giver, and storyteller, she encourages midl...
In this episode of the Blaxit Global podcast, I get to chat with one of our Blaxit Global Passport members who moved from South Philly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!Grace Rush is a 24-year-old Christian woman, educator, mentor, and traveler. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she has traveled to 10 countries. Recently, she moved to Vietnam to begin her journey living abroad where she will continue the journey toward financial freedom.Grace shares about her upbringing, what inspired...
Many of us are in need of a serious lifestyle change. In this episode, Bernadette shares what happened in her life which resulted in a seismic shift that ultimately led her to Mérida, Mexico.Bernadette L. Harris, MS, MBA, CFE., is an award-winning accountant and CEO of the BTB Advisory Firm. BTB provides bookkeeping, controller, CFO, and forensic accounting services. She recently left the United States to fulfill her expat dreams. Bernadette is living her best life in Mérida, Mexico...
In this episode, I chat with Tiffany Smith, one of my students in the Blaxit Global Move Abroad course about her journey to Saudi Arabia.Tiffany Smith knows what it is like to have to reinvent yourself and start over. She is a Learning Experience (LX) Designer/Instructional Designer in Organizational and Workplace Learning. Tiffany has lived and worked in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for the last four years. Prior to becoming an LX Designer, she worked as a network engineer. Tiffany combined h...
Halisi Vinson & Ricardo Crawley are recent immigrants to Portugal and the co-founders of Our Black Utopia. They are managing Halisi’s parents' care from abroad which further confirms their belief that the key to freedom, for Americans from the African Diaspora, is directly tied to financial freedom; everything else is secondary. They are having the time of their lives exploring Portugal and helping others get a handle on their finances so that they can retire on time or maybe even e...
Ashley Cleveland is an award-winning Global Strategist who exited Corporate America in 2020 to build a more fulfilling life and career on the continent of Africa with her two young daughters. Her mission is to positively impact the lives of 10 Million Africans through community, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment.Ashley in Afrika is a platform to inspire, educate, and inform the African Diaspora on the advantages of achieving a fuller life on The Continent of Africa. Ashley in A...
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