Bani Amor: Writing Their Own Story

For a long time, I have found it hard to read work by self-proclaimed travel writers whose writing serves to marginalize the people and places where they travel. I found myself scouring the internet and bookshelves for reading to inspire me, but just found myself angry. I was first introduced to the work of Quito-based…

Los Angeles through the Eyes of Laura Luna

Laura Luna Placencia wore a bright orange blouse with a black and white polka dot blazer over it. Her cat-eyed glasses framed her face in a poised and confident manner. Her silver eye shadow and long eyelashes popped.. We met at a cafe that was also a bar. Laura Luna, with great consideration, asked if it…

A Glimpse into the Awesome Life of Sheena Pradhan

You’ve probably seen pictures of another adventurous brown woman already on this blog. Her name is Sheena Pradhan and she’s an incredibly passionate and inspiring friend of mine. While we don’t agree on everything or talk every day, there is one important similarity between us. We both like to do shit, not just talk shit.…