The Plight Of Traveling As A Black African Woman: My Personal Experiences

Travel photo from Jinja, Uganda

While travel has tons of benefits, for a black woman, it comes with challenges specific to them. You may find yourself unwanted and unwelcome in some territories because your features aren't quite standard, or you'll likely be profiled and detained at immigration for no apparent reason. This article highlights some of the negative experiences I have had in relation to my blackness and African-ness.