WOMEN OF COLOR TRAVELERS are finding more platforms that cater to the specific trials and tribulations they may experience while being on the road. Here are seven platforms that are offering women of color travelers a safe space, relevant information, and stories of personal adventures.
On She Goes is a digital platform specifically created with women of color travelers in mind. Ran by a diverse group of women of color, On She Goes offers essays, informative articles, podcasts, and video to help women of color travelers navigate the world and travel confidently. While the Stories section shares the personal experience by women, the Travel Tips section dives into specific information for women of color such as survival tips for dealing with TSA. On She Goes has also created an online forum on their website and Facebook for women to engage and ask questions.
In 2015, Danielle Rivers-Mitchell created the Instagram account, Black Girls Travel Too. It exploded with followers, many of which were women of color travelers who had never seen black women in travel-focused spaces. Black Girls Travel Too expanded to a popularly-used hashtag, and then as a website, where Rivers-Mitchell encourages black women to experience the freedom of travel. Now, the brand plans group trips around the world with Cuba and London on their 2018 travel list.