Traveling While Black

This series is a collection of stories and perspectives of Traveling While Black written by Black travelers.

The purpose of this series is to give non-Black readers a perspective on how travel is different for someone who may first be judged by their color before being judged by anything else, and how they are received by different countries.  This series was also made for the Black traveler as a safe space to discuss, share, feel, and know what to expect.

The traveling experience is different for everyone based on our backgrounds, our economic status, our color, our passports, our personalities, and so much more.  Some things we can control, other things we can’t.  COLOR is one of those things we cannot control.  And being Black is not exclusive to a particular continent or nationality.  These stories are something we should all take part in valuing as we live in a world of humans different from ourselves.

Perspective 1: What Would Beyonce Do In Southeast Asia by Nisha Going

Perspective 2: A Prostitute in Dubai but a Queen in South Africa by Bella Wanders

Perspective 3: Melaninated in Japan by Sharvonique Renee

Perspective 4: White Washing Isn’t Just An American Thing by Kay

Perspective 5: Being a Digital Nomad And Black by Temi Lasade

Perspective 6: Loving vs Lusting Black Girls in Europe by Gabrielle Jeannot

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