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The Empowered Traveler

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

Ermida Koduah, founder of Being Black In posing in a kitchen

After the release of my book “Studying Abroad for Black Women,” I began promoting it on listservs and forums catered to …

October 29, 2019
Study abroad book for black women

In honor of, well, black women, I’ve put together a playlist of the most inspiring songs to get black women to …

August 28, 2019
Woni Spotts, Easter Island

The FIRST Black Woman to Travel to Every Country Woni Spotts. In the harmonizing voices of Destiny’s Child, “Say her name, …

August 20, 2019
The Hardest Trips Are The Ones Without These 4 Traits

Pssst…It’s my 10-year travel journey Anniversary. It’s exactly 10 years ago today that I began one of the hardest trips I …

May 12, 2019
Do You Know the Nepali People Considered "The Untouchables"?

Do you know the Nepali people considered as the “Untouchables”? Below, I’ve written a post about a community of discriminated people …

March 5, 2019
Solo Travel

If you’re a fan of Law and Order: SVU or Lifetime movies, then you will understand the paranoia around solo travel especially …

October 23, 2018
How To Survive An Airbnb Stay

  Day 1 in London was like a page out of a haunted traveler’s tale. This particular chapter: Getting Stranded. I don’t …

January 28, 2018
Get Some Culture

  What Does Get Some Culture Mean and Why You Should Know!   So, if you’ve been following me, then you’ve seen …

December 22, 2017
Fearless & Finding Purpose: When Travel and Football Collide

  I’m not blessed. These hands are made for pushing, shoving and tackling. Let’s test your knowledge for a second.  How many women football players do you know? Did you name one player? My turn! I know over 50 and …

July 25, 2017
Why I Can't Tell My Mom Where I'm Traveling To Until the very Last Minute

A happy mom means a happy traveler. Does your mom (or other family members) do any of these? A. Immediately gets worried …

June 27, 2017
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