In the Blackseat

Episode 12 | Black and Abroad

November 18, 2020 Liz M. Season 1 Episode 12
In the Blackseat
Episode 12 | Black and Abroad
Show Notes

We venture back into the Diaspora with three Black people who live or have lived abroad. Maisha calls Canada home, Marcus is making a pit stop back in the U.S. after living in Vietnam, and Voltaire has found peace in Accra, Ghana.  

Our conversation was sprawling and insightful - Voltaire spoke of the peace in Ghana and the lies we are told about Africa that must be unlearned. Maisha shared her revelation that she has not been able to be fully Black, and where she believes she'll find that freedom. Marcus shared how he navigated his space as a big Black guy living and working in Asia, and why the world beckons to him. 

They share tips on how to break free and discover if living abroad will work for you, their definitions of Blackness and their Black heroes.