As I've mentioned before, I have never been attacked or harmed while traveling alone. However, I have experienced many moments where I wasn't sure if I was making the right decisions. These moments pushed me to think several steps ahead, playing out all the horrific what-ifs in my mind. Dark AlleysImagine that you have just… Continue reading How to Trust Your Intuition & Meet Great People Abroad
On a day that's meant for celebrating couples, no one wants to hear "love yourself." Well, get over it, gorgeous, because just like every other day, that's exactly what you have to do. Laughter, trust, and orgasms. That's really what falling in love boils down to. And you can do all of that your damn… Continue reading Self-Love on Valentine’s Day
The #TravelNoire explosion is a very recent phenomenon. In previous generations, black travel was extremely limited and very dangerous. It was necessary to subscribe to the Green Book, a mid 20th century printed travel guide, to navigate places that aided black travelers. Thanks to many of our ancestors' sacrifices and advancements in recent decades, this… Continue reading Safety as a Black Solo Female Traveler
I bet you like that flag, Blue-blooded lover of a guns, Oh how beautifully, it waves for you. Should I keep running this race while tied to a tree? Seeing my peers pass me up never acknowledging their head start. So focused on their privilege, I forgot whats special about me.
"Another round?" Shamelessly, I wanted to visit with Enrique again and of course claim my 3rd glass of his velvety port. "Guapa. You are having fun?" Call me guapa one more time, I thought mischievously. "Yes! And I'm going dancing with you tonight!" His eyes widened as he smiled. "Bryan me invita!" I explained in my broken Spanish.
I remember sitting, during the last days of high school, in the senior section, with a large group of chatting girls. The only thing every senior student could think about, at that point, was the future. The imminent possibilities that laid ahead of us. The opportunities that would surely be handed to us in the coming years.… Continue reading #tbt Miss Independent, Get Your Ass Back in the Kitchen!