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Episode 113: Sojournies

Building on last week’s discussion about the Black travel movement, today’s episode focuses on what it means to make the world our classroom. Specifically, we interview Sojourner White, a MSW candidate studying international Social Work and the founder of Sojournies, a site that provides resources on traveling abroad and navigating the world as a Black woman. During the episode we learn more about Sojourner’s background and motivation for documenting her travels through Sojournies (57:20) and how she bridges academic pursuits and traveling (1:01:50). We then have a conversation about myths and misconceptions related to international travel (1:04:25) how identity shapes International interactions and experiences (1:07:00), and the unique issues and opportunities that come with being a Black woman traveling abroad (1:12:10). We close the episode by discussing Black history and culture across the globe (1:18:35), Black hair care while traveling internationally (1:22:35), Sojourner’s favorite destinations (1:26:32), what people should consider when traveling alone (1:29:35) and how graduate students can travel on a budget (1:34:40).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

01:48 - Coronavirus Response

10:20 - “Oh Lawd” News

34:00 - BhD Political Discussion

54:30 - Introduction of Today's Special topic

57:20 - Learn more about Sojourner White

1:39:00 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Episode


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