New blog post | "Why are travel blogging and travel media STILL so white?"
Quite frankly, I'm so TIRED of the inherent whiteness of the travel industry. Would you believe that in 2017 when you google "traveller" all the images are still of white folks? Sigh.
While I've written ad nauseum about the lack of POC in travel blogging and media, the recent discussions about the topic have prompted me to address it yet again.
At any rate, here's my thoughts/rant-- but this time, also suggestions about how to increase diversity and inclusion in this space. Link in bio or read it here: bit.ly/WhyIsTravelMediaSoWhite
What say you? Have you noticed the lack of diversity in the travel industry? Do you think representation matters?
Shoutout to my boy Fidel from @myleiover for prompting me to write this post!
NEW BLOG POST: My Thoughts on the Lack of Color in the Travel Industry #linkinbio
It's a discussion that I get tagged in almost daily in Facebook travel groups, so it was long overdue that I put all my thoughts in one place.
Blogging is no longer monolithic, and POC influencers exist on every scale of the spectrum.
In a world that tries to paint everything as black and white, there is so much going on in the gray.
The gray of this situation is that I’m doing my best to hustle and grind and make my brand known in a very whitewashed travel industry, regardless of my inherent disadvantage.
But the working twice as hard to get half the recognition gets old quick.
Brands, marketers, PR reps, and beyond — if you’re continually contracting the same race, religion, gender, and lifestyle brand of bloggers, you’re doing such a disservice to the public.
Exercising diversity isn’t something that should be seen as a chore. You should be excited to amplify the voices of minorities, because it will add a different tone, pun intended, [and market, hello $$$] to the mix.
I also tackle the pervasive "PUT ME ON" culture, shout out some of the strongest names in the POC blogging space, and give some insight into how we can solve this issue on a larger scale. *5-minute read
Anxious to hear your thoughts ❤ bit.ly/LackOfColor #linkinbio
Para VIAJAR no hay que tomarse un vuelo al otro lado del mundo para recorrer templos y ciudades totalmente extrañas a nuestra cultura, solamente hay que salirse del AREA DE CONFORT cualquiera sea está.
Para algunos será tomar un camino distinto para ir al trabajo o al colegio, sentarse en un cafecito o bodegón en un barrio desconocido de nuestra propia ciudad, hacer algo no habitual el fin de semana, como probar un deporte o actividad nueva.
Para aquellos que ya lo han hecho, demandará mayor esfuerzo y creatividad pero siempre va implicar NO ACOMODARSE.
Salir de nuestra zona de seguridad es nuestra clave para viajar (y vivir) y seguir desafiándonos, sino caemos en el facilísimo de volver nuestro devenir en una copia del día anterior y nuestras fotos en meras poses en escenografías diferentes.
Pd: la foto es en el Río Anisacate, no es precioso?
Last one year of travelling taught me what no book could ever have. It taught me to love myself before I love anyone else. It made me realise, it's important to be your own person. Most favourite person. 🙆🏻 #goodmorning
Travel Memories 2017: In June I visited Montenegro for the first time. Kotor is a stunning UNESCO-listed old town with beautiful details at each corner. And don't get me started on the Fjord-like landscape surrounding it...
I have seen this building in so many photos. 📸 It was a bit unreal to finally stand in front of it and capture it myself. I love the intricate design, the simplicity of the colour selection and the deduction that went into creating it. 💙💙💙 They don’t make them like they used to. What do you think? 🤔
gazing out to wonder what lies beneath cotton candy ice cream coloured seas 🐬🐳🐟🐙🦀🦐
Winter in Japan is simply stunning! The fall colours are still around in December (don't listen to those websites) and are giving way some beautiful colour pallets for dreamy shots like these 👆🏼