This topic has kept a low profile but has been spoken about amongst the Black community for years. With news reports swirling around why women of color are trying to get out of the United States, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to speak up for some of the beautiful souls I’ve come across who’ve made the complete transition. The thing is, many of their beliefs and reasons can easily be misconstrued and even role into other people’s beliefs, however, you’ll find they’re seeking something completely unique and genuine.
Here are some of the top reasons why Black women are opting out of America and moving to the motherland:
Access To Natural Resources
Many Black women who are seeking to make the transition to Africa simply want a more natural lifestyle. From the way they eat to the way they interact with people, they want to be able to simplify their way of living.
It’s no secret that most of our own natural foods and goods come from overseas and from the motherland herself, so why not immerse yourself fully in an environment that provides just that to you?
Many villages’ commerce is made up of just farming from their land naturally. In Africa, you can actually buy your fruits and veggies directly from the farmer without being skeptical if it was drowned in pesticides and where the money is really going.
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A Change of Scenery
Yes, some Black women have outrightly expressed that they needed a break from America. And could you blame them? With all that is going on with the violence against Blacks, classism, racism, finances, social structures and the environment, who wouldn’t want to press pause and live someplace that is inviting, familiar, and warm?
For many women abroad, it brought a piece of mind that money simply couldn’t buy.
An Exploration of Self
Some other Black women felt that they needed a change to realize how privileged they were in America. When you have certain things at your disposal and it’s taken away, you now have to depend on your own way of thinking, beliefs, creations, and ideas of doing things in the world.
However, a lot of Black women wanted that sense of knowledge of self and self-preservation. There’s power in knowing where you came from and seeing it for yourself. Black women expressed that they opened new doors in their own lives they didn’t even know existed.
A Sense of Community
Black women expressed, it’s just something different about being in Africa, a place where everyone