Michael Ashanti – Renunciation: Transcending Citizenship

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Michael Ashanti - Renunciation: Transcending Citizenship

Michael Ashanti currently resides in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. Hailing originally from New York, Michael’s life has been a tapestry woven with international experiences, beginning with his travels as an Army brat and later as a university exchange student.

In this episode, Michael shares insights from his remarkable journey spanning 14 years abroad, during which he has called diverse cities such as London, Amsterdam, and now Barcelona home. Delving into the nuances of expat life, he offers perspectives on navigating cultural differences, building community, and finding a sense of belonging far from one’s country of origin.

However, the conversation takes a poignant turn as Michael opens up about the pivotal decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship. Reflecting on his experiences and the evolving sociopolitical landscape, Michael provides a candid account of the factors that influenced this life-altering choice. From personal convictions to systemic realities, he sheds light on the complexities surrounding citizenship, identity, and belonging in an increasingly globalized world.

Whether you’re an expat, a traveler, or simply curious about the concept of Blaxit, this episode offers a compelling narrative of self-discovery, resilience, and the pursuit of authentic belonging. Tune in as Michael Ashanti shares his unique perspective on carving out a life beyond borders and the transformative power of embracing new horizons.

Connect with Michael:
IG: wisdom.transcends

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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