Shanika Hillocks speaks to her and other WOC’s experiences challenging stereotypes and expectations of how they are “supposed” to travel.
'“I am a descendant of people who came to this country not free and certainly not belonging to themselves,” Okona says. “I wouldn't be able to journey without the bravery and insistence on seeing the world that my ancestors—those who embarked on cross country road trips with The Green Book and North Star as their guide, and others that boarded planes to see what life was like outside of the country they knew—embodied. They were truly the ones who acted radically in spite of feeling plenty of fear.”'
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