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!
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Valerie Weyland: Purpose in Perth
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 focus on holistic well-being.
Alexis O'Reilly: Pura Vida in Costa Rica
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.
Dr. Juli-Anne Russo: Enamored in Italy
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.
Gabriel Leavell: Contemporary Renaissance in Johannesburg
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.
TaNesha Barnes: Solace in the Sahara
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”.
Deirdre Amola: Finding Balance in Bali
Deirdre Amola is the epitome of Black Girl Magic. She kicked the 14 hr workday of Corporate America to the curb and dared to dream. Having traveled to 60+ countries, she now curates epic adventures through her thriving travel company, Black Travel Fest from her new home in Bali, Indonesia.
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Fed up and moving out
As you read this I am packing and heading to my multi-acre farm on a off beaten island in Southeast Asia, there I have been excepted and respected by the people there. They seem to know the plight of the black people in America. My soul feels free already but I feel bad for those I have to lease behind. Great podcast and many more like it are needed. Alota continua. (The struggle continues).
I LOVE THIS PODCAST🖤🖤🖤
I love the tips and life positive messages that encourage US to travel, live, repatriate, and thrive wherever our hearts lead us around the world. It is beautiful to have this space that is inspiring and loving! I am grateful to each of the guests and this BLACK GIRL MAGICAL HOST that passionately pursues her purpose to light a path for each of us live our BEST LIVES through business, travel, and investing in ourselves spirits and true selves!! By connecting with our FREEDOM and moving out of our comfort zone, we can live in beautiful serene spaces around the world and embrace amazing the life that is waiting for us!!
Asante Sana for all you do!
So I’m working on my blaxit and this podcast along many others have helped eased my mind. It’s so amazing to see black women living around the globe, successfully and willing to share knowledge. I’m internally grateful for this podcast 😩🙌🏾✨