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 an award-winning digital marketing expert and creator of Blaxit Global. She is a loving mother to two children, an avid traveler, and an aspiring expat. Since creating Blaxit Global, Chrishan's been featured in The New York Times, Huffpost, PBS, InStyle Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, Travel Noire, and more. Chrishan is the recipient of the "40 Under Forty" award from The Network Journal Magazine. In 2019, Chrishan was recognized for her work on the Advil PM brand with the Gold ARF David Ogilvy Award.

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