Beyond Black & White
Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships
April 17, 2012 | Christelyn Karazin |
Law Wanxi says
April 17, 2012 at 9:41 am
She needs to bend forward into the camera more often. heh heh heh heh heh….
It sounds quite wonderful and stress free and fun.
April 17, 2012 at 11:55 am
@Law Wanxi LOOOOOOOOOOL.
April 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm
@Law Wanxi Hey, sailor…
April 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm
@Law Wanxi LMAO@Law. I was thinking just the opposite! . 🙂
April 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm
Men! LOL It’s the little things that seems to distract your gender.
April 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm
Hey, I heard everything she said! Well, it was the second time through with my eyes closed…
April 18, 2012 at 2:45 am
@Law Wanxi Naughty!
April 17, 2012 at 10:31 am
Good Work Fleace! I am ready more and more to leave and travel.
April 17, 2012 at 10:58 am
Is she hiring???
April 17, 2012 at 11:14 am
I really like this. I think that Black women traveling is such an important thing to do. Not necessarily to have more chances of dating IR, but to just have a new experience.
It kills me when I hear how close-minded some Black women can be when it comes to trying something different like traveling. Traveling is great because it opens your mind to new people, new ideas, new cultures, and so much more. Of course Black women are going to catch hell for wanting to travel because people are desperate to keep Black women in “their place.” By that I mean being baby mamas and birthing a bunch a children she probably didn’t want in the first place.
Black women need to realize that traveling can be fun and refreshing. Meeting men that find you irresistible…how great is that. America is hell bent on making Black women feel less than. But when you step out of America it can be something totally different. Not all the experiences you’re going to have while traveling are going to be great, but it will be a learning experience.
Black women seriously need to get out of this “I have to hold the fort down” mentality because its not getting them anywhere. Its just going to leave them with a lot of resentment and bitterness (which is what people want because it fits the stereotype).
April 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm
@BeautyIAM Preach! There should be a double “like” button for your post.
April 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm
Thank you! Its great that there is a space for Black women that want more in life.
I know that there are plenty of Black women that are very interested in traveling, but need that extra push.
Anyone that tries to discourage you from doing what you want to do because it will make you happy is obviously selfish and doesn’t care about you. So the naysayers can just shut up and let a Black woman live.
April 17, 2012 at 11:26 am
I just read about Black girl travel in a book I just finished!
This is awesome. 😀
April 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm
This is great! 🙂
April 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Great video. I love the BlackGirlTravel videos. They look like they are having so much fun!
When she said haters, I said huh? Who would hate on a woman travelling the world? Then I read the comment by QLEANQLASSY(a big misnomer after I saw his first video). SMH @ the bitterness and fear in his comment. When will the madness end? LOL
April 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm
April 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm
I LOVE what Fleace is doing with Black Girl Travel. This is one of the components necessary to help open up further opportunities for Black women.
April 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Thank you everyone for your comments and support. Black women do have a “world” of options that is Black, White and everything in between! Many Black women feel they are unwanted or unlovable, we are disproving those beliefs and opening their minds to possibilities one country at a time.
April 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm
I’m surprised that there isn’t a dating site dedicated to connecting BW to WM in Europe. I think the general consensus is that BW , especially American BW, are a lot more popular over there. Since BW seem to have a harder time with websites in the US, if its due to pure racism and not other factors, these BW may have an easier time with European men….just a thought…..
April 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm
There is one: http://swirlingandmarriage.com/interracial-dating-should-black-women-find-love-outside-america
April 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm
@BlackGirlTravel oh i meant like a dating site or service. like instead of match dot com, bw meet euro men dot com lol. or hopefully a less cheezy title.
April 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm
@Matrix12 @BlackGirlTravel There is an italian site I found and a blog. Don’t know if there is more out there.
April 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm
I don’t travel with groups, well anymore and it was work related. But I appreciate the MO.
April 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Travelling is the best thing anyone can do in their lifetime. You will be surprised at the things you learn when you leave your comfort zone. Some people are just afraid to embrace anything outside of their familiar circle-very sad. Keep up the adventure, maybe I might be joining you on one of your trips
April 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm
I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t taken and been given the chance to travel internationally. I’ve been to Italy, England, and France. All of the places that I read about in my World Book Encyclopedias (remember those) were right in front of me. The history, the people, the food, just the experience was awesome. I’ve met some people who don’t want to leave their block let alone the country, and I think that’s so sad. International travel was a breath of fresh air, and a chance to see how the other side of the world lives, and I can’t wait to do more!
B.F.A.A.D. BlackFemaleAllianceAgainstDefamation says
April 18, 2012 at 2:11 am
Thanks for this post!! Loved it!
I started traveling outside the US at 18 years old and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I’ve lived in both France & Argentina and have visited Brazil, Italy, Russia, Nigeria, Panama, and Mexico. I speak both French & Spanish. For them, the blacker the better! LOL really! I have never felt more beautiful than outside the US. European men are real men and are not afraid of rejection. My only downside from living there was being way to young and naive about men period(I was just 18/19, then again at 21), I mean Ididn’t have my first real kiss until I was 21 in the Jadin du Luxembourg with a very charming French man lol I was just too sheltered, so when approached by attractive, well off French me for a date or by young gorgeous Argentinian men I was just like, uh…Ive got to study and zoomed off LoL…It was the best time of my life!
I am excited to be visiting Europe again this summer (hopefully this time around I find a husband:) and even more excited about one day buying my first home in France. Where ever you go,you live, work, and pay bills, if your situation permits you, why not do it in a country that appreciates you as you are. Yes both France & Argentina have racist like anywhere in the world,but it is nothing like what people go through here in the US! Plus when a European man wants a black women, he goes after her and wants her as she is, not with skin bleached, un-natural blond extensions, etc..like so many black men seem to find appealing here (and in Africa:(..)
They seriously just love us!!!…oh yeah, and what she said about Italy is only 1/2 true, because you actually need a few sticks!! LoL…Just be prepared for even Italian men with Italian women on their arm to be mesmerized by you too! It’s so crazy in a good way!!
Thank a thousand times Fleace & Bon Voyage Black Girls!!
April 18, 2012 at 2:41 am
Great job! You’re my Mensch of the Day.
April 18, 2012 at 2:54 am
I’ve known about Black Girl Travel for a while. The prices remain a little too rich for my blood. But I look forward to traveling with my hunny when we’re both better settled.
April 18, 2012 at 6:36 am
This is awesome! I’ve lived abroad for a number of years now and co-sign on everything that is said in the video! So so important for us sisters to expand our horizons (and dating options) through travelling.