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Black and Abroad: How to Celebrate Black History Month No Matter Where You Live

When moving abroad, you know you must accept the differences that come with your new country. After all, you came prepared to leave your customs behind and learn new ones, right? Embracing differences, opening your mind, broadening your horizons... all of that. Great. BUT: what can you do when the holiday that exists to celebrate who you are, is nowhere to be found in your host country?Here are a few ways to keep on keeping on during Black History Month abroad.

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LMDES Event Recap: BCN Brunch

For the first time ever, LMDES ventured out to Barcelona to host a memorable brunch. On Saturday morning, women from all over the world came together to make new connections, share a meal and indulge in the beauty of this Catalonian city. Ladies with a variety of backgrounds, interesting stories, hopes, and dreams came together and found connection in beautiful ways. Find out what happened at the LMDES brunch! 

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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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Meet La Morena: Be Inspired with Nikki Ndukwe

Nikki has been a part of the LMDES movement long before her move to Galicia, Spain last fall. As an inspiring creative, we love keeping up with her everyday adventures and travels via social media. We got to sit down to hear more about her love affair with Spain, how she's been received by locals and why she recommends reaching out to others before taking the leap abroad! 

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Meet La Morena: Long Term Expat Nicole Angela

From Alaska to the heart of Spain, Nicole is an expat who really knows how to go after what she wants. With over 10 years living in the country, she has dedicated her time here to advancing professionally and growing as an individual. From flamenco, English teaching and acting, she has been able to go after what she truly wants while living in the country. Recently starting her own business in the wine industry, Nicole is breaking boundaries once again. We got to speak with her to hear her story of how she ended up in Spain, why she's decided to stay long term and the importance of being open minded when moving abroad. 

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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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Travel Break: Plan An Unforgettable Escape to Mallorca

Mallorca is one of those places where once you experience it's magic, you won't want to leave. Bigger than just Palma, the islands capital, exploration is endless through its mountainous regions and seaside serenity. If you're looking to plan a trip to Mallorca, we've broken it down so you can have the best experience imaginable. 

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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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Meet La Morena: Ferima Faye

Ferima Faye is a talented young woman from Harlem, New York who's made the leap to living in Europe. She's a singer, photographer and visual artist who has a laundry list of goals that she will, without a doubt, accomplish.  She's someone you should know because Ferima breaks the mold and re-defines the traditional concept of creativity because she chooses not to limit herself to simply one means of artistic expression. Keep your eye on her! 

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