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How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women

How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women

In the wake of ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism across the U.S. and all industries, much has been made of listening and learning—and amplifying Black voices in the process. Which is why this week, we’re passing the mic. Hosted by Them's executive editor Whembley Sewell, featuring Jessica Nabongo and Evita Robinson, our latest episode focuses on how the industry as a whole can and must step up for Black travelers. Whembley, Jessica, and Evita are all members of the Women Who Travel advisory board, women we've trusted to challenge us over the last nine months, and we hope in listening to this episode—hearing their stories and where they see opportunity for change—you can challenge yourself, too. Here are a few women Evita and Jessica suggest following. Be sure to scroll back through their feeds to understand their full body of work. Lola Akinmade Åkerström, @lolaakinmade Stephanie Young, @stephlyoung Gloria Atanmo, @glographics Ashley Renne, @heyashleyrenne Martinique Lewis, @marty_sandiego Eulanda Osagiede, @dipyourtoesin Cynthia Andrew, @simplycyn Anntte Richmond, @fromannettewithlove Kellee Edwards,@Kelleesetgo Ciara Johnson, @hey_ciara Lee Litumbe, @spiritedpursuit Monet Hambricks, @thetravelingchild Cherae Robinson, @sasyrae Read a full transcription of the episode here: Follow Whembley: @whembleysewell Follow Jessica: @thecatchmeifyoucan Follow Evita: @evierobbie Follow Women Who Travel: @womenwhotravel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 41 min

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