April 27, 2021

Black Identity Abroad and Creating a Career You Love With Amanda Bates, the Black Expat

Black Identity Abroad and Creating a Career You Love With Amanda Bates, the Black Expat

Amanda Bates shares how her upbringing as a third culture kid living between the US and Africa inspired her to found The Black Expat, a multimedia platform focused on Black identity and international living. Amanda is also a higher education teacher and Host of The Global Chatter podcast.


Amanda Bates is the Founder of The Black Expat, a multimedia platform focused on Black identity and international living. She is also the Host of The Global Chatter podcast. 

In Episode 105 of Badass Digital Nomads, Amanda shares how her tumultuous experience as a teenage expat living abroad in Africa inspired her to create The Black Expat. She highlights inspiring stories of black travelers and expats, the intersectionality of expats and immigrants, and the benefits of working remotely vs. getting an expat job.

Amanda and Kristin discuss their candid thoughts on the misconceptions of expats and immigrants, racism outside of the US, and how to travel safely and confidently as a black person. 

Do you want to live abroad or find a job that can support you from anywhere but don't know where to start? Tune in to hear Kristin and Amanda’s top tips for finding an expat job abroad or creating your own remote job online.

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What it's like to experience culture shock and reverse culture shock as a teenager studying abroad.
  • The difference between an expat and an immigrant.
  • The intersectionality of expats and immigrants.
  • Best advice and tips for finding/creating a remote job and finding an expat job. 
  • Benefits of getting an expat job abroad vs. working remotely abroad. 
  • Job fields that offer remote positions.
  • The power of networking and learning new skills in finding a job abroad.
  • The story behind her podcast, The Global Chatter.
  • The best places for black expats to travel.



QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • What inspired you to create The Black Expat?
  • How have opportunities grown for people who want to get a job abroad or work remotely online?
  • What job did you have while living in Doha, Qatar and how did you find that job?
  • What stories from The Black Expat capture the mission of your platform?
  • Is there less racism outside of the US?
  • Is it safer for black travelers outside of the US?
  • How do you choose travel destinations as a black expat?
  • How do you make income as a digital nomad?
  • And much more!

 

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Amanda Bates

Founder of The Black Expat and Host of the Global Chatter Podcast

Founder of The Black Expat multimedia platform and the Global Chatter podcast. As a third culture kid, Amanda's interest in navigating cross-cultural spaces and identity started young. She now shares stories highlighting the diversity of the international expat community. She has traveled to five continents and currently calls Washington, D.C. home.