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Being Black in Rome: Planning, Prostitution, and Pasta

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Being Black in Rome: Planning, Prostitution, and Pasta

Being Black in Rome: Planning, Prostitution, and Pasta By Gabrielle Jeannot Living in Rome, Italy for 5 weeks I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with this beautiful city. I adapted to a lot of their cultural habits and realized both Italians and I share similar values. On the other hand, I also picked up on the “not so great” social dynamic between Italians and Blacks. All in all, I’ve grown to accept and appreciate the Italian way of living, but hope one day they realize that ignorance kills. Here is somewhat of a guide of what to expect based on my...

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Traveling Abroad With A Fro

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Traveling Abroad With A Fro

Traveling isn’t easy. Contrary to what your Instagram feed says travel comes with a lot of ups and downs, but of course it’s easier for us to share all the good that travel brings. It connects us with people unlike ourselves, brings out our best qualities and opens our minds to cultures that were once unknown. Being black while traveling and with a fro’ is a whole other ball game. As someone who has traveled to many countries (primarily European destinations), it wasn’t until I’d been around the block a few times, that I truly experienced the effects of traveling...

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