How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch

How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch

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Hi! I'm Kiona, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.! Just one name like Beyonce.

I'm a doctor who left the world of academia for ethical reasons. I started using travel to save my mental health in order to complete my studies and in the process realized the narratives surrounding travel were oppressive and inauthentic. Not only that, they were inaccurate and biased. So I created a website called How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch that is curated to uplift marginalized voices and pass the mic to locals. My professional background in statistics, research, and lecturing, and my passion for travel brings all of these aspects into my super digestive content that explores the topics of travel at the intersections of race, politics, and education.

While I do write a few Destination posts and sarcastic prose of how to's here and there, the center of my work is featured on Instagram where I create daily educational stories exploring all the nuances of travel. I am a strong advocate for diversity and re-inventing who we consider an expert and what an expert looks like.

Your subscription allows me to keep making the resources I put out into the world free for all! It also makes it sustainable for me to write for free and share my work with the world. I spent 11 years in higher education and believe no one should have to spend the time, money, and sustain abuse that I had to just to have access to knowledge.

My community has asked how they could support me as they see value in the work that I do and the conversations I have in the spaces they share. This is how.

Find me on Instagram if you wish to read daily posts: @hownottotravellikeabasicbitch
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Hi! I'm Kiona, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.! Just one name like Beyonce.

I'm a doctor who left the world of academia for ethical reasons. I started using travel to save my mental health in order to complete my studies and in the process realized the narratives surrounding travel were oppressive and inauthentic. Not only that, they were inaccurate and biased. So I created a website called How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch that is curated to uplift marginalized voices and pass the mic to locals. My professional background in statistics, research, and lecturing, and my passion for travel brings all of these aspects into my super digestive content that explores the topics of travel at the intersections of race, politics, and education.

While I do write a few Destination posts and sarcastic prose of how to's here and there, the center of my work is featured on Instagram where I create daily educational stories exploring all the nuances of travel. I am a strong advocate for diversity and re-inventing who we consider an expert and what an expert looks like.

Your subscription allows me to keep making the resources I put out into the world free for all! It also makes it sustainable for me to write for free and share my work with the world. I spent 11 years in higher education and believe no one should have to spend the time, money, and sustain abuse that I had to just to have access to knowledge.

My community has asked how they could support me as they see value in the work that I do and the conversations I have in the spaces they share. This is how.

Find me on Instagram if you wish to read daily posts: @hownottotravellikeabasicbitch

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I love your shit and learn from you daily but I can only afford $12/year, fam.

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I love your shit and learn from you daily. You're my fav to tune into everyday. You're better than Netflix so I'm gonna compensate you as much a I pay that whole ass corporation.

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The information you provide is invaluable and I use it in my daily life but can't afford more than buying you a burrito and a Top Chico this month. But I appreciate you!

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I love your shit and learn from you daily. Ima spot you a fancy ass dinner once a month so you can take a break from Ramen noodles. I appreciate you!

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I value your opinion and have some questions. Mind if I shoot you an email or take up space in your DMs? Just want to compensate you for your time

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I love your shit and learn from you daily. I make enough to be able to pay your water bill so you can take a shower and show up to your work everyday and navigate all the spaces you put yourself in and the violence you receive just to get the message out.

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I love your shit and need help with my business, writing my essay, grad school venting, Airbnb shit, racism shit. Yo I just need help. Can we schedule a one-on-one meeting?

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I hate your shit and need to unload all my emotional pain onto you. But also let me compensate you for taking on that trauma. Also can you teach me how not to be racist?

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I'm a company interested in monthly advertisement and consultation, can I book a one-on-one session with you to discuss options?