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11. From Third Culture Kid to "The Black Expat" with Amanda Bates


 

Episode 11:


As a third culture kid, Amanda’s interest in navigating cross-cultural spaces and identity started young. Her American-born, African-raised perspective continues to have an influence as she provides the creative direction behind The Black Expat to reflect the nuances of black international living and tell the stories that need to be told.


In a previous life, Amanda worked for several non-profit organizations that addressed the challenges of poverty, education, and economic development in local communities. She is currently the founder & principal of Bates Consulting, Inc, a consulting practice that focuses on career development for the global nomad.


Amanda has been featured in a number of publications including the Wall Street Journal & Global Living Magazine discussing the intersections of black identity and living abroad. She has traveled to five continents, lived on three, and is most proud of her uncanny ability to recite 1990s music lyrics in the most random situations.



Connect with Amanda

The Black Expat: @theblackexpat on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest.

Bates Consulting: @batesatwork on Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest





In This Episode We Cover:

  • Growing up as a Third Culture Kid

  • The Definition of a Third Culture Kid

  • Living in Cameroon

  • Attending University in the United States

  • The Concept of “Blackness” in Africa

  • Attending Graduate School Abroad

  • Creating “The Black Expat”

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Episode Credits:

Christine Job-Creator & Host

Zachary Higgs-Theme Music



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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.