Posts tagged las morenas de españa
Black in Spain: Beauty Standards and Exoticisms

As a black person living in a country like Spain where the population is largely homogenous – at least in outward appearance – it’s not an uncommon occurrence to find out that you’ve instantly become a walking museum exhibit. For many, you’re one of the few chances they have to get an up-close look – or touch – of this rarely-seen specimen that is a black person. Does that mean it’s ok for someone to breach your personal space for a rub of your skin or a grab at your hair? No. But it does help explain why it’s happening. 

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5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season Abroad

What happens if you can’t be in your home country during the most wonderful time of the year? Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of the holidays when you’re far from home.

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5 Things You Need to Do Your First Year Abroad

I have a lot of goals and philosophies that guide the way I lead my life, but they can all be basically summed up by my desire to live life to its fullest and have no regrets. At times this can be a tough order to fill, especially when I reflect on past mistakes. Hindsight vision really is 20/20, but I try to look at these mistakes as an opportunity to learn something and better myself. As the saying goes, experience is life’s greatest teacher… or something like that.

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Like A Local: 5 Must-See Art Galleries and Museums in Sevilla

When seeing a new city, the art and culture behind it is always an inside look into what culture and history it has to offer. With Sevilla as the center, it also presents a beautiful display of art and history from the Neolithic age to the ever growing age of contemporary art. Today, we're sharing 5 art galleries and museums you need on your list! 

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To Be Black, a Woman, and a Fulbright Scholar

We all assume that living abroad challenges you on a physical level, since you are moving yourself to a new country, but the mental challenges are often forgotten. Aside from the expected such as language barriers or apartment searching, any identities you have in your home country can clash at any moment whether it’s gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. Sometimes you’ll be yearning for that siesta! For me, navigating spaces as a black woman and an American were second-nature. To add “Fulbright English Teaching Assistant” and “U.S Cultural Ambassador” was challenging when interacting with Spaniards and Americans alike.

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Get Paid to Write: 25 Sites Every Freelance Writer Should Bookmark

In an ideal world, as a writer or blogger, you spend most of your time writing and creating excellent content. However, in reality, much of your time is spent looking for places to pitch your ideas to as well as promoting your work. Finding opportunities to share your writing online is simple enough but identifying reputable platforms that pay can be more of a challenge. Here are 25 sites to bookmark!

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What is Intersectionality? (And Why Should You Care?)

Intersectionality. We’ve all heard the heard the term. In the most recent years, we’ve seen it plastered all over socially conscious forums, hashtagged in social media posts, shouted from the titles of feminist blog posts, celebrated, vilified, proclaimed proudly, and mired in controversy and confusion by we the people of the interwebs, ad nauseam. But what is intersectionality, exactly, and more importantly, why is it important?

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5 Reasons to Do Yoga

I know over the years yoga became the trendy thing to do and maybe even the cool, new buzzword. As a dedicated yogi, I’m here to assure you that the benefits of yoga are real and, if done regularly, something your body and even your mind will begin to crave. I have to warn you though; the side effects from a yoga high are very real.

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