Heather Proctor: New Beginnings in Lisbon

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This episode of the Blaxit Global podcast features a 1:1 conversation with one of the co-founders of Black in Portugal, Heather Proctor.

Heather is a disabled United States Navy veteran and single mom, raising her teenage daughter in Lisbon, Portugal. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Heather has lived all over the world including Japan and Mexico.

Heather shares her amazing journey of new beginnings in Lisbon as a film student, living with chronic health conditions, surviving domestic violence, and creating community so that other Black expats can thrive in Portugal.

Mentioned in this Episode:
National Domestic Violence Hotline –
Learn European Portuguese: Portuguese with Carla
Black in Portugal: Building Community Abroad
Black in Portugal Facebook Group
Black in Portugal Instagram Page
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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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