In this episode, we spoke with Adiya White-Hammond, a single mom who moved to the Republic of the Congo in Central Africa several years ago with her 8-year-old daughter in tow.
Adiya embraced the uncertainty of the universe and allowed herself to be taken entirely by the experience.
We dive deep into how she made tough but thoughtful decisions that both supported her love for travel while maintaining the stability of her daughter in the forefront.
Her top priority is to ensure that her daughter doesn’t feel like too much of an outsider. Adiya discusses the issues of patriarchy, cultural differences and the life she built abroad.
We have some fun getting a bit personal about dating abroad and how Adiya is “just doing her.”
Have you ever been safely escorted home by someone who’s mugged you? There’s also a kidnapped baby and a missing mango.
We have a lot of laughs in this episode.
In this episode you’ll be inspired by the following:
1. It’s possible to be a single mother and live abroad.
2. Despite jarring cultural differences, there are ways to overcome it.
3. If living abroad is your goal, Adiya says, “Just do it.”
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