“Normalizing black travel makes it more accessible,” says Raymond. The globetrotter frequently receives messages from her followers saying that seeing her adventures across the world makes them inspired to travel as well.
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“I post often about race and privilege and encourage my audience to examine their behavior, interactions and ideas about the world. I engage my audience in discussions and hopefully lead them to understanding themselves and the world around them better and more compassionately.”
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I’ve had potential clients tell me my rate is too high, but you’ll never know how much your work can command until you ask. That said, I never throw out crazy numbers for the sake of it; I think it can come off as unprofessional. Instead, I research how much I realistically think my services are worth to that client.
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She argues that “your whole experience shouldn’t hinge on whether you got a really good photo,” something she sees increasingly on social media and among women she knows. “As women in particular, there are always expectations of how we should look, dress, act… and now that’s even extended to vacations and the memories that we create from our travels.”