ABOUT

The Black Expat® is a multimedia platform focused on Black identity and international living.  Since 2016, we have created and curated content to reflect the diverse, inclusive experiences of  the aspiring Black expatriate. 

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WHY THE BLACK EXPAT?

We provide practical advice and a splash of inspiration for future Black expat.  By offering lessons learned, the Black Expat makes it a little easier for those who are navigating their international journey.  It’s always best to learn the good, the bad and the real from people who have taken the road less travelled.

From the Bajan who goes to the U.S. to study to the Nigerian entrepreneur who moves to Jamaica, and everyone else in between, we’re changing the expat narrative.   

Welcome to The Black Expat.  

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THE BLACK EXPAT TEAM

The Black Expat founder
Amanda Bates
Founder/Creative Director

As a third culture kid, Amanda’s interest in navigating cross-cultural spaces and identity started young. Her American-born, African raised perspective continues to influence her as she leads the creative direction of The Black Expat and tells the stories that need to be told.

She has travelled five continents, lived on three and proud of her uncanny ability to recite 1990s music lyrics in the most random situations. 

 

Dounia Bertuccelli
Managing Editor
Growing up as a third culture kid across four continents, Dounia wrote journals and poetry to chronicle her personal experiences. As a writer and editor, she knows the power of writing and seeks to help others express their stories and amplify their voices. 
 
Currently based in the US, she stays true to her TCK roots – raising three cross-cultural kids with her TCK husband.

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