2022 Blaxit Global Summer Reading List

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Summer is here and the world is opening back up. The 2022 Blaxit Global Summer Reading List features everything from prepping your finances to prepping ingredients in the kitchen. Regardless of where you are in your blaxit journey, we hope that these great reads will provide you with the information and inspiration to help you prepare for your new life. Happy reading!

Jessica Nabongo is a trailblazer out in these international travel streets. She famously ditched her corporate career in order to travel the world and became the first Black woman to travel to every country in the world. In her book, Catch Me if You Can: One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World, Jessica details what she learned during her travels.

Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game by Walking Away – Julien and Kiersten Saunders

Julien and Kiersten Saunders, hosts of the Rich & Regular podcast offer game-changing practical steps on how to stop running on the work hamster wheel and instead, develop the game plan to live the life you deserve to live.

The Expat Kitchen – Margo Gabriel

Expat Margo Gabriel currently resides in Lisbon, Portugal. She has poured her culinary and travel experiences with different ingredients and more into her first book, The Expat Kitchen. Each recipe highlights where Margo’s lived and traveled and reflects her Haitian ancestry with dishes like griot and pikliz and more.

Get Good With Money – Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

Our favorite money sister-friend, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche breaks down everything you should’ve been taught about money but weren’t. As a former pre-school teacher, Tiffany’s relatable style helps you understand the importance of learning how to make the most of your money, without feeling like you’re being lectured to. Get Good with Money was our first book club selection in Blaxit Global Passport. Join the Passport community and get the additional resources to support your money journey.

Black in Spain: A Black American Expat’s Experience With Race and Racism in Spain – Kisha L. Solomon

Kisha Solomon is a serial expat. In her book Black in Spain: A Black American Expat’s Experience with Race and Racism in Spain, Solomon shares the complexities of navigating identity in a foreign land. In this series of essays, the author offers firsthand accounts of her experience navigating the intersection of race, culture, and color in a foreign country, all while sorting through the challenges presented by expat life.

What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey

Making the decision to move abroad requires a great mental shift. As people of the African diaspora, we have endured intergenerational trauma as a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonization. Our journey abroad is inherently different as a result. What Happened to You, delves into the impact of trauma from its effect on the brain to how you can get on the path towards healing. This is a must-read for all.

If you’re looking for more good reads, check out last year’s reading list.

Chrishan Wright is the visionary behind Blaxit Global—an influential platform inspiring and empowering the African diaspora to embrace a life abroad. As the dynamic host of the Blaxit Global Podcast, Chrishan amplifies the stories of Black expats, weaving a narrative that transcends boundaries.

Chrishan's impact extends far beyond the podcast, as she's become a sought-after freelance journalist and speaker. Her compelling insights have garnered attention from media outlets including The New York Times, HuffPost, PBS, InStyle Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, Travel Noire, and more. As a speaker, she brings a unique perspective on the intersection of culture, identity, and the transformative power of relocation.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Chrishan is a devoted mother to two adult children. Fueling her passion for exploration, she embarked on her own journey, leaving the United States in 2023 to call Lisbon, Portugal, home. Chrishan's story is not just about relocation; it's a testament to the profound impact of embracing change and finding empowerment in the global tapestry of life. Join Chrishan on this transformative journey and let her experiences inspire your own adventure abroad.

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