Blaxit Global

Blaxit Global

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.

Episodes

June 14, 2021 17 min

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:
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Blaxit Global Costa Rica Episodes:
Alexis O'Reilly - Pura Vida in Costa Rica (Season 1)
Raychelle Heath - Mindfulness and...

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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 cover you for a mandatory quarantine vs. testing positive for COVID
  • Income Protection Ins...
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    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, committ...

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    April 12, 2021 24 min

    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 exch...

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    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 and what to expect when living there full time, what dating is like abroad, and how Chr...

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    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 remote workers on her 40th birthday trip to Brazil. She’s traveled all around the world...

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    March 1, 2021 33 min

    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. After moving to California and visiting Mexico, he’s spent recent years in Thailand and ...

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    February 15, 2021 35 min

    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 in 2007 and has spent most of her time between there and Mexico ever since. Hear what ...

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    February 1, 2021 40 min

    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 their sights on Costa Rica as their permanent retirement country. E...

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    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 community to get out of their comfort zone and see the world. Hear the ups and downs ...

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    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 children. Hear how her experience was getting started in Belgium, the biggest lifestyl...

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    November 23, 2020 22 min


    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 beliefs to help you unlock your limitless potential. You are worthy of living the life of yo...
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    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 moving to America and making a conscious decision to go back and do business. Kristin ha...

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    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.

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    October 26, 2020 32 min

    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. Living in Europe always felt like a natural next step and she realized that destiny t...

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    October 12, 2020 33 min

    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 2017. Brown Girl Bloom curates safe spaces for women of colour to thrive with a ...

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    September 28, 2020 22 min

    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 Integrative Health & Wellness Coach in Nosara, Costa Rica. This new role conn...

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    September 14, 2020 43 min

    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 years traveling between Jamaica, and Italy she has learned to combine the flavors of th...

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    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, South Africa. From fashion to real estate, Gabriel has always had a focus on intenti...

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    August 17, 2020 37 min

    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 pivot”.

    As the newly named General Manager of S’bai Palace in Morocco, TaNesha is r...

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