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Ep 57 | Solo Episode: Traveling My Roots

I had planned on ending the Globetrotter Lounge podcast at the end of last year. However, some events over the last year inspired me to do one more, final season. I share what led me to make that decision, and give a preview of upcoming guests and topics. I also announce the new podcast project I’m working on, Traveling My Roots. This narrative podcast will follow my journeys to where my adoptive and biological ancestors are from. Along the way I will explore Black history, the immigrant experience, the complexities of adoption and being biracial – and ultimately my own identity. Read More…

Ep 56 | Deesha Dyer: From the White House to Empowering Black Girls to Travel

I talk with Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary and co-founder of beGirl.world, which empowers Black teen girls through global education and travel. She is also the Founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten, a social impact agency that builds transformational partnerships between communities and corporations. Deesha shares what sparked her love of travel, how she ended up in the White House, and her experiences traveling with the Obamas. She also talks about beGirl.world, how she’s navigating the pandemic, and her important social impact work. Read More…

Ep 55 | Robin Little Wing Sigo: Indigenous Political Traveler

Meet traveler, friend and former colleague Robin Little Wing Sigo, a member of the Suquamish Tribe. Her community is located near Seattle. Robin is Director of the Suquamish Foundation, sits on Tribal Council, and travels frequently to represent her community. Robin talks about her childhood, what led her into political work and travel, about the annual Tribal Canoe Journeys and more. She also shares about her international trips, that time she hugged President Obama, and why home is still her favorite place on Earth. Read More…

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