Posts tagged black women
Why You Should Move Abroad In Your 30s

Why should you move to Spain in your 28s? Your 33s? Your 42s? Because. You. Want. To. And unlike the vast majority of the 23-year-olds you are bound to encounter, you’ve lived that adult American life, and you know exactly what you’re walking away from. If you're on the fence about whether or not to take the plunge, this article is for you! 

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7 Black Owned Businesses to Support in 2017 (and beyond!)

In recent years, a large emphasis has been placed on “buying black” and patronizing black owned businesses and service providers. LMDES has you covered for some of our favorite black owned businesses that provide many things from crystals, contemporary fashion, and even hoop art!

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What is 'Misogynoir' and Why is it Important?

On Tuesday, September 6th, I found out a young Black woman who was my same age was fatally shot in the face for doing what I had just done the night before in Madrid, Spain. I was reminded what it meant to not only be a woman, but to be a woman of color, to be a Black woman who commands ownership of her body. To be vocal, resilient, and push back towards the objectification and entitlement over our bodies.

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Dear Strong Black Women: It's Time To Take Care Of Ourselves

As one strong Black woman from a long line of strong Black women, I can say without a doubt that I don’t want to be strong anymore, I want to be human. Somewhere along the way, we were told that being both a woman and Black means that we are, and must always be superhuman: we do it all, without complaint. The weight of these expectations are heavy, and this burden is not our own, but something placed upon us from generations past.

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Meet La Morena: Khephra W

If you're an ex-pat in Madrid, and you don't recognize this name: where have you been! Don't worry, we're here to introduce you to Ms. Khephra White: theater-lover, self-proclaimed yogi, Southern Belle with a sailor's vocabulary, and one of the best cooks on the Iberian Peninsula! Keep reading to find out about how the New Orlean's native finds community in Madrid, Spain.

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Meet La Morena: Chrissy Leigh

Chrissy, a self-proclaimed foodie and lover of all things travel, decided to leave the hustle and bustle of New York City to try her luck in Spain. As luck would have it, she was placed inMadrid, the capital! Get to know more about one of the more recent Morenas, and how's she's getting settled. We talk about everything from traveling within Europe to dating in Europe! 

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Keep it Warm + Trendy: Outfit Ideas for Winter in Spain

Coming from Minnesota, USA, I know cold. Not just your average it’s snowing cold, I’m talking your below 20 have to warm up your car for 10 minutes before you drive cold. So when locals here told me that northern Spain is the coldest place they’ve ever been I just laughed. The coldest it gets here is maybe 15 degrees. They don’t know my struggles. I love autumn and winter fashion so I’m always excited when this time of year rolls around. 

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#BlackGirlMagic: How To Channel Your Inner Carefree Black Girl

As Black women, we wear society's wants, prejudices and fears on our beautiful skin. Since caricatures of Black and Brown women are so widely exported, many people feel as though they already "know" and "understand" the Black female experience. People are quick to tell us who we are, what we like, and what we are capable of becoming. That stops now. Here's how to channel your inner carefree Black girl. 

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4 Ways to Cope with Wanderlust When You Can't Get On a Plane and Go

You did it!  You went on an amazing study abroad trip to South Africa.  Or maybe you took a 2 week vacation in Spain.  Now, you're back home reliving your experience through Instagram photos and conversations with your fellow travelers. It seems that your family and friends don't understand and you are itching to see some place new and interesting.  However, you have to be responsible.

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Event Recap: LMDES Social

Las Morenas de España recently just turned one and we wanted to celebrate. There's something beautiful about bringing an online community together in real life to congregate, meet new friends and catch up with old. The evening brought in women who have been living all over the country for over 10 years, to those who just moved earlier in the week to ladies who were just in town visiting for the weekend but knew that they needed to be in the space. The room was filled with great vibes, meaningful conversation and women slaying in all white. Needless to say, everyone left feeling inspired and a bit more at home. 

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Black Entreprenuers You Need To Know: Kimo Bentley

Kimo Bentley has worked in the fashion industry with Ralph Lauren & Polo Sport, in accounting, and as a hair technician and transplant expert at Bosley Medical Center. Now, she's the owner and CEO of her own natural beauty brand. Each of those past endeavors work together towards the success of Kimo Bentley as it’s known today. She took some time out of her busy schedule for an exclusive interview with LMDES. 

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3 Ideas Originales Para La Primera Cita

This post is as much for women as it is for men: everyone wants to have a fantastic first date. Even though the ideas that I’m going to give are related to Madrid, they are universal and can be modified for your own cities. Either way, the main point is to plan your date or at the very least have some ideas in mind. There’s nothing worse than meeting someone and spending twenty minutes asking: But, what do you want to do?

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