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"But just as we’re finally entering onto the world scene en masse and getting passports in record numbers, 2020 brings us COVID-19 and grounds us all once more."

A narrative round-up that highlights the accomplishments of black travel icons now and historically.

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"As nomads, the one thing we’re sure of is that plans change. Planes get canceled, and trains are brought to a halt. And right now that’s happening more than we’ve ever seen in our lives."

A narrative personal essay about myself and other black American women abroad during covid-19.

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"Quarantine had grounded us all, but for those whose lives (and livelihoods) depend on getting on an airplane, it has been particularly hard. For us, it’s one thing to not be traveling, but to not be able to has taken a frustrating toll."

A narrative round-up that reminisces about the ups and downs of travel after the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"But for a moment I felt what McNeil and DeVon must spend a lot of time grappling with: that feeling of being othered, of being reduced to, as the Japanese would say, a kokujin — just another black person, devoid of a personal narrative."

A narrative essay featuring a strong interview component, personal anecdotes, and some research elements.

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"With them lived their beloved cat Bili–a huge, aging orange tabby that the family doted upon immensely. Still, I wondered how it was possible that their precious Bili had managed to learn another language."

A humorous narrative piece about what may be lost across languages.

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"Instead, we can use these weeks we’ll be grounded to absorb the work of the legends that paved the way for us to be able to lead our nomadic lives."

A narrative round-up featuring a series of short, inspiring reviews on 12 travel books by black authors.

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"Does a secret design museum pique your interest? How about a music festival? Interested in perusing a historic or scenic bar? From the quirky to the cultural, Chicago has a ton to offer without spending a cent."

A narrative round-up promoting tourism to the city of Chicago, as described with only free attractions.

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"Most tourist itineraries to Illinois begin and end with Chicago. As much as it is known for its rich history and superb architecture, fewer know that Chicago is also the gateway to an entire state filled with a diverse ecological landscape and interesting attractions."

A narrative round-up promoting tourism to the state of illinois, highlighting natural attractions.

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"Though they didn’t get much coverage internationally, several large protests occurred in Gauteng in the wake of September’s attacks, all denouncing xenophobia, violence, and femicide."

A narrative informational with both research and interview components.

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"That’s why many are choosing second city travel: the phenomenon where travelers choose to skip an overtoured city, opting for a lesser-known place instead."

A narrative round-up promoting 'second city' travel as an option to combat overtourism.

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"Though normally associated with communist East Germany and the USSR, Brutalism flourished throughout the world as it presented an economical way to produce grand buildings."

A narrative round-up featuring the best of brutalism around the world outside of Germany and Russia.

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"Like her, my ancestors endured the same fate, and we share this pause, for we both know that we are the dreams of those ancestors, personified."

 

A narrative informational with both research and interview components.

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"Here are a few places that would be perfect to travel to if you’re looking to connect with the black diaspora in 2020, from other major cities in Africa to cities in the US, Europe, and beyond."

An instructional, narrative round-up highlighting the best of black travel in 2020.

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"The value and availability of cash has fluctuated so wildly that it is possible you may arrive in the country to an entirely different situation than you, too, could possibly anticipate."

A site-specific instructional with a light b-narrative about a personal trip. Includes an FAQ.

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"For him, faith is simple. He has “faith” that things will go as he plans them, yet fails to recognize how his family's whiteness and wealthiness are actually the conduits to him attaining those goals."

A personal, narrative humor piece written and performed at The Second City in Chicago, IL.

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"Oh, and also because shooting a bus with a bottle rocket is a felony. I know this is true because that's what the cops told me."

A personal, narrative humor piece written and performed at The Second City in Chicago, IL.