Las Morenas De España Creates A Community For Black Women Expats
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Las Morenas De España Creates A Community For Black Women Expats

living abroad , Spain
Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Jul 6, 2020

Stepping away from the comforts of your current life and moving abroad can feel like an overwhelming and daunting task. But if you can’t shake that vision of a better life for yourself in another country, lean into that calling with the support of Las Morenas de España (LMDES). The online platform and community is designed to teach you how to move abroad and build a life you love.

“The way we live and work is changing,” says the website.  “It’s time to design a life where you don’t feel overworked and uninspired. Taking the leap to move abroad is easier than ever, not just to live… but to thrive. We’re here to show you how to start living the life you’ve always dreamed of.”

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Founders Sienna and Danni have lived abroad for over fifteen years collectively. After repeatedly hearing that thriving as a black expat was impossible, they decided to change the narrative. Today, they have helped hundreds of women of color make the move and find their tribe along the way.

Their service is a one-stop shop offering an eight-week course and step-by-step guide to teach you how to discover and secure the right work opportunities so you can move abroad. They also offer a blog and free resources teaching you how to live, work, budget, and travel abroad with ease.

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Their Facebook page provides an opportunity to join their online community to ask questions, share advice, and connect with others who are on the same journey.

“Black women are leading the charge as one of the fastest-growing groups of expats worldwide. But if you look at mainstream media, you would never know,” says the website. “Five years ago, we set out to change that narrative of the black expat and share more positive experiences of women of color living abroad. We decided to shift our mission to not just share empowering stories but to now teach others how to take the leap and build the life of their dreams.”