Shoshana McKinney Kirya-Ziraba – From Longing to Belonging: A Black Jew’s Journey to Uganda

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Shoshana McKinney Kirya-Ziraba is an accidental expat who found a profound sense of belonging in unexpected corners of the world. 

Growing up as a Black Jew in America, Shoshana shares her struggles with identity and acceptance within the Jewish community. However, her life took an extraordinary turn when she discovered a deep connection to Judaism in Uganda. 

From navigating cultural differences to building a new life and family in a foreign land, Shoshana’s story is one of resilience, compassion, and the pursuit of true belonging.

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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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