Nia Pettitt is a natural hair influencer from London and Zimbabwe. She has created the movement Happy Froday, an event which has been held annually in New York; Los Angeles, London and South Africa. Happy Froday aspires to bring women together embracing their beauty and celebrating their differences.
Ginny also creates content on her online platforms which advocates being comfortable in your skin. This platform has grown in a short amount of time with 200,000 views on her blog and over 165,000 followers on Instagram. Despite being 19 and in full time education in University; she wants to connote that you do not have to be a certain age to achieve your goals.
Kay Fabella is a storyteller and communications strategist. She helps entrepreneurs and professionals around the world develop a communication strategy to meaningfully connect with their audiences — and meet their business goals. Kay is also world-recognized author, speaker, and trainer.
A Los Angeles native, she’s built her dream business from Spain to train her clients in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia to help bring their brands to life. She's also been featured in international media including El País and EFE Emprende.
Check out Kay’s stories, tips, and insights on life and business at kayfabella.com Or drop her a line at email@example.com.
Nicole was born in New York City and grew up in Alaska. She came to Spain over a decade ago to follow her passion for flamenco dance and stayed for the food and wine. She has since started her own wine company Nicole Angela Travel & Taste where she offers tastings, events and tours. When not out scouting wineries she can be found writing on her experiences living abroad.
Ryan Turner, originally from Atlanta, Georgia has international living experiences in France, Italy, Spain and South Korea. In 2010 he earned a scholarship to attend the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid where he earned a dual degree in International Relations and Economics with concentrations in GeoEconomics and GeoPolitics. Ryan worked as an adjunct professor of International Relations at Centro Universitario Villanueva and served as president of democrats abroad in Madrid Spain until his recent move to italy in june 2016.
Ryan considers himself a political activist and in 2013 he was elected Chapter President of Democrats Abroad Madrid and was recently elected by Democrats Abroad to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a pledged delegate to Bernie Sanders. Ryan recently relocated to Milan, Italy with his wife and son where he's looking for more exciting opportunities.
Ryan Day is a writer, cook, teacher and entrepreneur who lives in Madrid. He is the co-owner along with his wife of The Toast Cafe, Roll Madrid, Palma Brew, Slow Mex and the Toast Tavern.
He holds a BA from Northeastern Illinois University, MA's from Saint Louis University and the Autonomo de Madrid and a PhD from Arizona State University. He teaches English Literature and writing at Saint Louis University Madrid. His academic work is focused on ecocriticism and creative non-fiction
Erin Corine is a flutist, vocalist, bandleader and educator from Chicago, Illinois. She is a 2012-13 graduate of Berklee College of Music's first class of Masters in Contemporary Studio Performance in Valencia, Spain, where her love affair with inter-cultural outreach through music began!
Now four years into her international journey and based in Madrid since 2014, Erin continues to grow as a collaborating music with various national and international artists while developing bilingual music education programs and cultural exchange projects rooted in the performing arts.
Stacey Taylor is a U.S.expat originally from Saint Louis, Missouri who moved to Madrid, Spain in 2008 after college to work as an EFL/ESL teacher. She is from the pre-Auxiliar period and after 4 and a half years of running around in circles she finally obtained her residency via the Permiso Arraigo Social.
Since then she has transitioned out of teaching into the Clinical Trial sector. On the side she collaborates with other long-term expats Shaheen Samavati and Christina Samson on a project called SpainGuru (www.spainguru.es) and is currently redesigning her blog LaGuiriHabla (www.laguirihabla.com). She is looking to stay indefinitely in Madrid but one can never say never.
Brought together by their mutual love for Facbook forums, Cat Gaa and Hayley Salvo met in person in 2010 in order to brainstorm ways of making Spain their long-term home. Fast forward 6 years and the two have both sprouted true roots, with Cat recently marrying her long-time Spanish boyfriend and Hayley proudly sporting her very own Spanish DNI.
The pair founded COMO Consulting in 2014 as a hub of information for aspiring expats and hispanophiles. The popular blog provides information on everything from moving to Spain to working abroad as well a number of consulting packages aimed at expats in need of legal or general assistance for a smooth transition to life in Spain.
As the lead blogger at MuchBites, his main concern is to bring excellent culinary recommendations for all palettes. Seeking
to bridge the gap between traditional Spanish and international food so as to aid expats navigate the intricate Spanish food market. As a foodie and wannabe chef, everything stems from a passion for cuisine, great cuisine.
Christina Haywood is an English language teaching assistant in Madrid, Spain. After graduating from The Florida State University in 2006, Christina began her career in the fashion retail industry as a buyer and ecommerce merchant for brands such as Victoria's Secret and Perry Ellis. In 2015, after almost 10 years into her career, Christina decided it was time to live out another one of her dreams - living in Spain.
Christina is an advocate for anyone who seeks to aspire to and achieve their God-given purpose. When she's not teaching, Christina enjoys writing about her travels, inspiration, and personal topics on her blog, wonderwanderonline.com.
Alyssa is an artist focused upon the embodiment and liberation of feminine energy and sensuality. She is a professional dancer and writer engaging with issues that speak to the fearless celebration of womanhood without boundaries. Her background in anthropology has translated into a passion for being a student of world dance firsthand. She has previously lived and worked as a dancer in Barcelona where she initially studied abroad and continues to strengthen her ties
One half of Flash The Abyss, Co-Founder of WildSpice Magazine. Currently investigating Sacred Dance as it manifests around the world.
Ms. Judy M. Ford, is a nationally certified and internationally credentialed holistic life and transition coach for women; inspirational and motivational speaker/trainer; yoga instructor; health and wellness practitioner; writer; and author. Judy works with Soul-driven professional women, leaders and entrepreneurs in the transition spaces of their lives.
Grounded in a focus on, and commitment to, leveraging and maximizing individual strengths, Judy supports women in their progress forward along their evolutionary journeys by offering a comprehensive and holistic approach to personal and professional development that emphasizes healing, self-awareness, self-mastery, Spirit, wellness, transformation, impact, and action.
Corey Chancellor is from Dallas, Texas. He's not your typical cowboy; though, he does love a good pair of boots! he grew up in the kitchen in the countryside, watching and helping with his family’s catering business. Nowadays, he's a bilingual science teacher living in Madrid, Spain. When he's not in the classroom, he's in the kitchen testing new recipes to share with you at TapasTranslated.com!
Charles Snyder, Actor and Poet, from Long Beach, CA by way of SF Bay Area, CA. Snyder, writes and acts in theatre and film, he writes poetry and essays; a lil bit of this, a lil bit of that. In 2015, Snyder was a poetry fellow at VONA (Voices of Our Nation) and worked with Willie Perdomo. Snyder has two poems published at Abernathy Magazine.
You can also find his work on his website at: charliesnyderpoet.com. Snyder, currently is working on a book of poetry and is now an extranjero, living in Spain.
Entrelenguas was founded two years ago, with a mission to promote Spanish language and culture in an authentic local setting: the city of Ronda, Andalusia. The linguistic and tourism programs offer involve the city´s local people and small businesses, creating an authentic immersion in the language and culture of Spain.
Entrelenguas was founded two years ago, with a mission to promote Spanish language and culture in an authentic local setting: the city of Ronda, Andalusia.
The linguistic and tourism programs offer involve the city´s local people and small businesses, creating an authentic immersion in the language and culture of Spain.
Artista e ilustradora.
Diplomada en Ilustración por la Escuela Superior de Dibujo Profesional de Madrid. Su trabajo está enfocado en representar a la mujer afro alejada de estereotipos, abrazando su belleza natural, dándola visibilidad dentro del mundo de la ilustración y del arte. Y en crear personajes que muestren diversidad dentro de la ilustración para el mercado infantil.
Ingeniera de telecomunicaciones con una clara vocación hacia lo social. Nacida en Murcia de padre español y madre de Guinea Ecuatorial, pasó toda su infancia en Murcia viendo lo difícil que resultaba sentirse identificada con los libros infantiles de su colegio.
Cansada de la falta de diversidad en la literatura infantil en castellano, crea el proyecto "potopoto" (palabra utilizada únicamente en Guinea Ecuatorial que proviene del inglés “putty” o lodo en castellano), cuyo objetivo principal es "ensuciar" los referentes culturales de los niños y niñas a través de cuentos africanos o "afrocuentos", con el fin de representar una sociedad más diversa.
El proyecto, impulsado por la Asociación sociocultural “Afromurcia en movimiento”, quiere publicar a través de una campaña de crowdfunding el primer Afrocuento infantil ilustrado basado en componentes multiétnicos del cuento de Guinea Ecuatorial.
Belinda Salmerón Ntutumu afroespañoña nació en Guinea Ecuatorial. es "Técnico Superior Agrícola" en Gestión y Organización de Empresas Agropecuarias. Ha trabajado en el campo de la Investigación y Desarrollo con Empresas Privadas, aunque su perfil es claramente Social. Afromurcia nace de la necesidad de Visibilizar y Enponderar a la Comunidad Afrodescendiente de La Región de Murcia.
quiere ser la Herramienta que sirva para Visibilizar y sensibilizar a la comunidad de la región. Para ello basaremos nuestra actuación en tres puntos básicos.
Educación: Para madres y mujeres en riesgo de exclusión social con el fin de mejorar su inclusión laboral a través de Píldoras Formativas.
Sensibilización: Mediante Talleres. Queremos Reforzar la Identidad Cultural y personal de los Jóvenes Afrodescendientes en Murcia.
Recuperación y puesta en valor de la cultura afro como medio y reconocimiento de los pueblos afro y afrodescendientes. el objetivo es usar la cultura como medio de inclusión social para ofrecer referentes más diversos a nuestra comunidad.
Shiva Roofeh is an immigrant, refugee and expat who combines personal experiences with expertise in training to help others operate more efficiently both professionally and personally in unfamiliar environments and with people from other cultures. She began her life as an international citizen at the age of four when her and her family left the Middle East as refugees. By the time she was six she had lived in three countries, spoke two languages and realized what takes most a lifetime to understand – that life continues beyond our borders and that those lives can teach us much more than we can imagine. Since then she has lived in three more countries, learned a third language, and has dedicated her time to helping others transcend borders, languages and personal limits.
Originally from London Fiona moved to Madrid as a correspondent for British newspaper The Daily Telegraph in 2006joining news website The Local Spain as editor in early 2015. At a time when the news map of Europe is being redrawn it is more important than ever to provide independent news as it happens and engage readers in the issues that affect their lives in their adopted nations.
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