The Change Diaries Podcast explores how to better embrace change, spark change or simply be the change we want to see.

Hello folks! In the second season of The Change Diaries podcast we’re exploring the ups and downs of changing locations. This episode features Lori L. Tharps, published author, journalist, professor, podcaster, Mom, and all-round amazing woman. Last year Lori moved from the USA to Spain with her family, leaving behind an established career to start over completely.

It takes a lot of guts to make such a big transition, even more so in a pandemic. Lori’s captivating story of how she prepared for the move, the challenges she faced in finding a home and the surprising benefit of this new adventure is inspiration for us all. Plus, she shares some great resources for anyone contemplating a change of location. Whether you are moving or not, you’ll learn something new. So, tune in and remember to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!


Guest Bio

Lori L. Tharps is a writer whose work meets at the intersection of race and real life. She is an author, journalist, educator, podcast host, and popular speaker. Inspired by the collision of culture and color, Lori is fuelled by creativity and passion.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lori attended Smith College, where she had the opportunity to spend her junior year studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain. After graduating from Smith, Lori spent two years working on Madison Avenue at one of New York City’s top-ten public relations agencies. Soon after, she entered Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has been writing her way through the world ever since.

A former associate professor of journalism at Temple University, Lori’s work can be read in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Magazine

Lori is the author of three critically acclaimed non-fiction books that deal with race, culture and identity; Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (St. Martin’s), Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain (Atria), and her most recent, Same Family Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families (Beacon).

Contemplating a move? Check out Lori’s recommended listening:

Lori’s Podcasts:

Where to contact Lori:

Thank you for being with me on this second season of the Change Diaries podcast, ‘Changing your location – the ups and downs’. Please comment below, follow my blog, and share with others. Never miss an episode! Subscribe now.

Catch up on Apple Podcasts or Spotify if you missed the first season: ‘Changing your life – Do you need a life coach?

Thank you for being here. I post new content each week.

The Change Diaries Podcast theme music by Ellan Neil

The Change Diaries Podcast cover design by Aris Amitirigala

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