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Guest Blog Post Submission

Hey! So glad that you’re interested in submitting a guest blog post for the Flourish in the Foreign blog!


Flourish in the Foreign aims to celebrate, elevate and affirm the voices & stories of Black women living and thriving abroad. While exploring living abroad as a pathway to wellness.


Therefore the blog will center Black women’s voices and prioritize stories pertaining to the many facets of wellness.




Please listen to at least 3 episodes of the Flourish in the Foreign podcast to gain a complete and demonstrable understanding of the aim, and vibe of Flourish in the Foreign.


Those that choose to submit without this requisite knowledge will be rejected and not be considered in the future.


Below you’ll find what I’m looking for in guest blog posts and how to submit your post for consideration.


*At this time guest blog posts are unpaid contributions.*


List of Desired Blog Post Themes and Topics (The examples listed below are not exhaustive, and I’m open to other relevant topics)




Financial Wellness

  • Managing Money Abroad

  • Achieving F.I.R.E. to go abroad

  • Achieving F.I.R.E. while abroad

  • Building Wealth Abroad

  • Investing Abroad

  • Purchasing Property Abroad

  • “I live abroad and my plan for retirement is”





Professional Wellness

  • Work Culture Differences and How You Overcame Them

  • Career Transition Abroad

  • Burn Out

  • Climbing the Corporate Ladder Abroad

  • Building A Business Abroad- Your personal “How She Built This” story

  • Building A Business Abroad- Key Insights (that have not been shared on the blog before), Trends, Regulations, Resources, etc.

  • Trailing Spouse Syndrome






Mental Wellness

  • Homesickness

  • Isolation

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Access to mental health professionals

  • Access to mental health medication

  • Overcoming or finding support for mental health issues

  • Culture Shock

  • Repatriation



Physical Wellness

  • Gaining fitness Abroad

  • Gaining physical healing abroad

  • Gaining body acceptance abroad

  • Being Disabled Abroad

  • Encountering different beauty standards

  • How has your concept of beauty changed while living abroad?

  • How has your beauty regimen changed since living abroad?

  • Having a chronic illness abroad

  • Being pregnant abroad

  • Suffering a miscarriage abroad



Emotional/Social Wellness

  • Dealing with unsupportive family while abroad

  • “I went abroad to put distance between myself and my family”

  • Friendship breakups/breakdowns due to being abroad

  • Making friends abroad

  • How you built community abroad

  • Dating abroad

  • Getting married abroad

  • Challenges/Benefits of an intercultural/international marriage/partnership abroad

  • Raising children abroad

  • Raising children with special needs abroad

  • How to keep kids connected to your home culture while abroad

  • Dealing with breakups abroad

  • Divorce abroad

  • Child custody abroad

  • Dealing with death abroad



Other Interesting Topics

  • Has your perception or identity within Blackness changed while abroad?

  • How has living abroad liberated you?

  • Has your perception of femininity been influenced or changed while being abroad?

  • How safe and secure do you feel abroad?

  • How has your sense and experience of vulnerability and softness changed since being abroad?


While brainstorming what to write about, ask yourself these questions:

  • Will this topic be relevant to the Flourish in the Foreign audience? Why?

  • Am I qualified to write about this topic? How so?

  • What insight can I bring to this topic that nobody else can?


Submission Guidelines

1. Only original, unpublished work (1000-1800 words)

  • Please don’t submit articles already published on your blog or elsewhere.

2. Be relevant and insightful

3. Fluent, readable and error-free

  • Content must be written in high-level, error-free, and fluent English.

  • Break up your content, so it’s easy to read. This means including headings, subheadings, bullets, and any other visual elements to increase the readability of your piece.

  • Write in a natural, conversational tone.

  • Don’t shy away from showing off your sense of humor.

  • We’re all grown, so feel free to talk about your grown woman stories in an open and frank manner.

  • Talk about your real-world experience. Talk about mistakes you’ve made, lessons learned, and dreams achieved. Draw on your own personal experience to speak authoritatively about what you know.

  • Take a position. If you disagree with common wisdom on a topic, talk about why the mainstream point of view is wrong or misleading. Back up your perspective with facts. Take screenshots. Include interesting data. Support your arguments with external references.

  • Take the most direct route to your points, use your natural voice, and avoid unnecessary filler words.

  • Don't sacrifice depth for the sake of brevity. Instead of trying to hit a specific word count, focus on clear, in-depth explanations.

  • Always include a conclusion.

  • When including images, gifs, or screenshots, cite the image source as: “Image source” and hyperlink that text with the page you found the image on.

4. Please don’t include promotional content or links to your product or service. Content should be useful and compelling to the reader – not self-serving.


5. Give facts, examples, and practical tips

  • Where applicable, focus your article on real-world trends and tips. Back up your claims with source links.

  • Always name your sources. For example, If you’re going to drop some statistics, link back to the original source.


Tip: Copy and paste your post into Grammarly, to catch sneaky misspellings, grammatical errors, and extra spaces.

One last thing:

  • Flourish in the Foreign reserves the right to audit guest posts from time to time, in order to keep the website’s content fresh and relevant. This may involve adding, editing, or removing text, links, or images; refreshing, redirecting, or consolidating with other articles; or removing the article from publication. In the event that a post is audited, we will make every effort to maintain as much of the original as possible.

  • Flourish in the Foreign reserves the right to include calls-to-action to Flourish in the Foreign content, including but not limited to email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content.

  • Flourish in the Foreign also reserves the right to use guest blog author’s likeness across our content as we see fit, including but not limited to Flourish in the Foreign social media channels.


If you’re interested in guest blogging for Flourish in the Foreign, please adhere to the guest blogging guidelines and submit your post via the submission form.


Now What?

  • I’ll email you notifying you whether your post will be published or not. If accepted, I might include some editorial notes and give you a suggested deadline.

  • Once the blog post is ready to be published, I’ll give you a publication date.

  • I’ll let you know when the post is live and the link to the article for you to share far and wide.

  • Thanks so much for believing in the mission and vision of Flourish in the Foreign and thank you so much for taking the time to submit to the blog!


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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.