Episode 15: Headscarves and Money

This week is all about money, money, money, money! Money! Specifically, managing your money when living abroad!

Abi AK talks about the best ways to manage a lavish lifestyle in Dubai without breaking the bank, and Maame B discusses saving for a rainy day and becoming a Melbourne deal-chaser! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe, and use the hashtag #headscarvesandcarryons to let us know what you thought of the episode!

Image credit: currency by icongeek from the Noun Project

Episode 13: Headscarves and Self Care

We’re back with a brand new episode for your beautiful ears! This week listener, we’re here for you and all your self care needs.

Abi AK talks about the importance of finding a self care routine when you’re living away from home, and Maame B discusses learning about yourself and finding your confidence through self-care. Stay safe and blessed lovely listeners.

Image credit: yoga by Diana from the Noun Project

Episode 11: Headscarves and Travel

Welcome to episode 11 of Headscarves and Carry-ons!

This week we’re discussing an essential part of living abroad – travelling!

Abi AK shares her experience of travelling throughout the 7 United Arab Emirates, and Maame B tells us why visiting the Northern Territory in Australia feels like being on Mars!

We also discuss banning the Shiggy challenge (aka dancing to Drake’s In My Feelings), and why racism over plastic bags just isn’t worth it!

Image credit: Backpack by Made by Made from the Noun Project

Episode 10: Headscarves and Microaggressions

Welcome to episode 10 of Headscarves and Carry-ons, whoop!

This week we’re talking about microaggressions abroad – the big, the small and the downright ridiculous.

Maame B recounts a chilling experience with the N-word at a comedy show in Melbourne, and Abi AK describes being ferried towards other black people whenever out in public in Dubai!

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Episode 9: Headscarves and Housing

This week we’re sharing our top tips for finding a place to call home abroad!

Abi AK discusses landlords and absurd rooms in Dubai, and Maame B shares tales of single beds in penthouses and the importance of AC in Melbourne! They also lament over the non-starter that is Brexit and the importance of asking for help!

Image credit: Beach House by Symbolon from the Noun Project

Episode 8: Headscarves and Dating Pt.2

This week, we’re not quite done with all that dating mess! Maame B recounts the subtle racial profiling of online dating in Melbourne, and Abi AK shares a valuable lesson about considering a long term relationship when you live in a transient place like Dubai!

Plus we talk Black British girl magic and the books that you just can’t put down!

Image credit: date by Chameleon Design from the Noun Project

Family ties

Can things that were once bad for you, ever really become good?

This is one the things I’ve had to consider since coming back, recalling how I always struggled to feel like a part of the family when I was growing up. Most of my time was spent plotting how to eventually get away for good; a motivator that propelled me to succeed in certain areas, in order to reach my ultimate goal of living far, far away from the life I knew.

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