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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 ...
 
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Author J. Freedom, is a historian and social scientist who found her freedom, health, and peace outside of the United States. J. is the author of "We Out. How to End Our Abusive Relationship with AmriKKKa: Volume 1: The Blueprint". Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she believes it's past time to say goodbye to our abusive homeland that has no…
 
Amber Johns is a principal at A.Johns Global and her practice focuses on international business strategy and compliance. She specializes in developing international operation strategies and compliance programs for multinational companies, particularly, between the United States, Europe, and Africa. Originally from California, at an early age, Amber…
 
Karen M. Ricks is a Christian wife, Worldschooling mom, and a nomadic chef. Teaching for 25 years, she has been a Montessorian since her own preschool days. She holds Montessori teaching certifications for guiding children from infancy through elementary. She has cooked professionally, in restaurants, commercial kitchens, and private homes on four …
 
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 …
 
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;…
 
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 ye…
 
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 mo…
 
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….Y…
 
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/xpa…
 
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. Jua…
 
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 travelin…
 
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. H…
 
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 t…
 
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…
 
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 Ca…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 B…
 
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…
 
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: Ale…
 
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: Travel Insurance vs. International Health Insurance COVID-19 Coverages Is insurance mandatory everywhere now? What type of plans will…
 
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 b…
 
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 whe…
 
Christine Job is the Host and Creator of Flourish In The Foreign, a weekly personal narrative podcast that elevates and affirms the stories and voices of Black women who live and thrive abroad. She lives in Barcelona, Spain and hasn’t looked back since initially leaving the U.S. for a sabbatical in 2017. Hear how to find the best country for you an…
 
Stephanie Perry is the Founder of House Sitter School and a year-round professional house sitter, currently living in Mexico. Born in Delaware, and growing up in Ohio, she learned from her parents the value of vacations but also the downside of waiting until retirement to travel. Her perspective on travel and work completely changed when she met re…
 
Pernell Bobby is a Spiritual Healer and Energy Guru based in Medellín, Colombia. Born in Texas and raised in Connecticut, he studied Exercise Science in college and became curious about the effects of stress on your body. His life changed with a near-death experience in a drive-by shooting, which inspired him to travel and live outside the U.S. Aft…
 
Raychelle Heath is a poet, artist, wellness practitioner, and podcaster currently based in Costa Rica. She was born and raised in South Carolina, where her parents made her feel comfortable traveling the world. She officially caught the travel bug after a middle school class trip to Cancún, Mexico. Raychelle left the U.S. for the Marshall Islands i…
 
Eve Clark, "The Disabled Diva", is a retired construction company owner currently riding out the pandemic in Bali, Indonesia. A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis 24 years ago and a lung disease 2 years ago, hasn't stopped her and her husband, Melvin from embarking on their "Retirement World Tour". They’ve traveled to over 44 countries and have set th…
 
Phil "The Blerd Explorer", is an ESL teacher in Incheon, South Korea. Born on a military base in Mississippi, he grew up in Alabama, Washington, and South Carolina before seeing an ad to become a teacher in South Korea. He’s the author of The Black Traveler’s Guide to Incheon, South Korea, and uses his travel content to encourage the Black communit…
 
Shantel Asante-Kissi is a real estate developer who has lived all over the world. Born and raised in Chicago, she’s spent time in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and New Jersey before relocating to Brussels, Belgium with her husband of 25 years and two children. She has completely caught the travel bug in Europe and uses travel as a way to educate her c…
 
The Season 1 finale of the Blaxit Global podcast is dedicated to helping you cast the vision for your new life abroad. Host Chrishan Wright shares her three takeaways from the first season of the show, along with updates on her own Blaxit journey. Season 1 Takeaways: Mindset - Take this time to focus on your mindset. Journal your feelings and belie…
 
Nii Armah Quaye and Kristin Tellis Quaye are the founders of Certified Africa. A travel and lifestyle company that is assisting the African Diaspora to travel, relocate, and start businesses in Ghana and other African countries. They are a Ghanaian and African-American/Caribbean couple. Nii was born and raised in Ghana for 25 plus years before movi…
 
Blaxit Global Remix: Lately, it feels like more and more people are talking about, 'Blaxit'. In fact, CNN's Don Lemon recently devoted an episode of his podcast to the subject. Depending on who you ask, you'll get a different definition. During my chat with Deirdre Amola in Episode 2, 'Balance in Bali', I asked her how she defined the term. Mention…
 
Marsha Ganthier is a marketing executive with 10+ years of healthcare industry experience. Born and raised in a small town in New Jersey, her Haitian upbringing left her feeling drawn to the Francophile part of her culture. Marsha caught the travel bug early and even spent some time abroad while finishing up her International Marketing degree. Livi…
 
Valerie Weyland (formerly Valerie Ogoke) is an explorer at heart, always open to what life may bring. She is a business owner, meditation facilitator, health + wellness coach, and a reiki healer. She is Nigerian-American and was born and raised in Inglewood, California. Currently residing in Perth, Western Australia, she founded Brown Girl Bloom in…
 
After Alexis O’Reilly and her family literally became sick from the effects of workplace marginalization and a sedentary lifestyle in the States, what started off as a 1-year sabbatical ended up with the family discovering the health and wellness they desperately craved in the jungles of Costa Rica. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Alexis is now an …
 
Dr. Juli-Anne Russo is a serial entrepreneur and aquaculture and marine scientist. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, she met her husband who was born in Rome, while they were pursuing graduate studies in Florida. In August, the couple decided to leave the U.S. with their son and start over in the Tolfa Mountains of Italy. After spending several ye…
 
Gabriel Leavell is the quintessential Renaissance man. He is an accomplished multi-industry entrepreneur with a focus on hospitality. After finding success running several Airbnb’s in the U.S and Mexico, Gabriel combined that experience along with his passion for art & design, into the luxurious magnificence known as Daze House in Johannesburg, Sou…
 
TaNesha Barnes is a mother, global lifestyle entrepreneur, and historian. She’s made her mark in beauty and travel with several successful ventures including T. Barnes Beauty and T. Barnes Global Travel. A chance encounter on a flight to Morocco earlier this year has turned into a budding business relationship that TaNesha describes as the “perfect…
 
Have you ever had times in your life when your spirit has called you to do something and you listened? Deirdre Amola felt that calling and it led her to leave the hustle and bustle of the corporate world for the balance she longed for in Bali, Indonesia. Deirdre is a proud alumna of Florida A&M University and The University of Chicago Booth School …
 
Close your eyes and imagine living a life you love….UNAPOLOGETIC and unbothered...free from daily microaggressions from Karen’s and Ken’s...free from the fear of police brutality and systemic racism. Wouldn’t that feel amazing? Now, open your eyes. What if I told you, that it’s possible. Hear inspiring stories and get the actual blueprints from bro…
 
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