Posts tagged lmdes
How The Game Has Changed for LMDES and What It Means For The Future

Missed us? During 2018 we’ve been able to get back to the heart of LMDES, asking ourselves the hard questions like where we see LMDES going, what does our audience need and want from us, and how can we keep innovating this dope and thriving community that we’ve spent the last 4 years growing? Keep reading to find out more.

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Watch, Listen, Do, Read: February Round Up

We're starting a new series of content on LMDES loosely titled: Watch, Listen, Do, Read. It's a monthly round up of our current faves, hobbies, and obsessions! We realize that the most enriching part of belonging to such a dynamic community of creatives, artists and entrepreneurs is that we can share and vibe. If you all enjoy this series, we'll keep it going fueled by your suggestions! 

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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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Like a Local: Day Trips from Murcia

Murcia is beautiful, vibrant and full of life (especially during the academic year). That being said, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the city and explore what the surrounding region has to offer. There are villages and towns (and beaches) on the outskirts that demand attention and respect too. Fear not, we’re bringing the scoop to you, so you don’t have to search in the dark.

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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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