Judy Ford — Online Coach, Speaker and Author
LMDES has simply been a critical element in making my upcoming life in Spain even possible!
Connecting with LMDES helped me to build strong, viable relationships with other women of color - the kind of relationships that result in sharing the kind of support, resources, and information we need when making these kinds of moves - from the idea phase to the decision-making stage to the bold action phase.The LMDES community makes me feel a part of something greater, in community and not alone, and that even as I embark on this amazing journey fulfilling my own purpose and goals for a life abroad, I do so knowing others have done this before, others are doing this with me and my path will inspire and motivate others coming behind me. When I started on this path I never imagined being connected with a group like this. Now I can’t imagine doing what I am doing, what I am about to do, without LMDES!
Nikki Ndukwe — English Teacher and Social Media Strategist
When I look back on my journey of how I got here, finding LMDES is where the dream clicked for me — it's when it came to life.
In 2014 when I began researching and applying to jobs in Spain, I stumbled across an article about a Black girl who had moved here. When I look back on my journey of how I got here, finding LMDES is where the dream clicked for me- it's when it came to life. Seeing Black women thrive in a place that I had fallen in love with made living in Spain that much more tangible. Representation and community building hold a special place in my heart, and the LMDES community delivers all of those things and more. Las Morenas De España and the women behind it watered the seed that was my dream of living abroad.
Erin Conner — Business Consultant
I have Google to thank for connecting me with LMDES. It literally changed my life.
LMDES became an online resource for me that met both of those challenges directly and gave me the confidence to make what has ultimately become the best decision of my life. Their blog posts gave me a window into the realities of life as a black woman in Spain, their webinars and courses outlined the various pathways for obtaining a visa and managing bureaucracy, and just viewing the events they hosted for the community in Spain gave hope from afar that there was a place for me here.
Kala Bradford — Online English Teacher
I owe it to LMDES and it’s founders for revealing my own pathway to success.
When I first heard about LMDES I was absolutely thrilled to find a media platform dedicated to growth abroad. It was humbling to know that there were others out there, just like me, who shared in my aspirations and goals. LMDES is not a publication based on exclusivity - I have friends from all over the world that enjoy the content made available and the resources LMDES provides. They have given me comfort and a very specific kind of understanding that I wouldn't be able to find at home. Even though I am still working on my own personal goals, I owe it to LMDES and it’s founders for revealing my own pathway to success. The resources and programs can help aid in professional networking and development and it’s goal oriented.