Photo Credit: @Chigirlmakeup
How many times have you heard that Black people don’t do – insert unfounded claim here – when it comes to travel, and especially when it comes to Black women? According to some corners of the internet Black women don’t get their hair wet, get dirty, do anything with animals, enjoy cold weather, fitness related activities, or anything adventurous in general.
Now we’re not sure when these myths began or why in the year 2018, and in the age of Instagram, people still hold on to them, but ESSENCE is here to set the record straight for those who didn’t get the memo.
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Gone are the days where #BlackGirlMagic is suppressed by fear. These 25 women are living life with no limitations and shattering travel stereotypes one adventure at a time because Black women do…everything!
1 of 25 Photo Credit: @kelleesetgo
@kelleesetgo flies planes...and hosts her own show on the Travel Channel.
2 of 25 Photo Credit: @travelista1000
@travelista1000 deep sea walks the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
3 of 25 Photo Credit: @theshiftstarter
@TheShiftStarter dives the Underwater Museum in Grenada
4 of 25 Photo Credit: @bucketlistbeasts
Swimming with sharks in the Bahamas is no problem for @mslioness2u.
5 of 25 Photo Credit: @callmeshern
@callmeshern takes a leap of faith at the famous Soweto Towers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
6 of 25 Photo Credit: @pennylove76
@pennylove76 runs a 26.2 mile marathon in Berlin, Germany.
7 of 25 Photo Credit: @LolaAkinmade
Photographer @LolaAkinmade camps out under the Northern Lights in the Swedish Lapland.
8 of 25 Photo Credit: @brwnmaplesyrup @parkslas @traveljunkiern
@brwnmaplesyrup @parkslas and @traveljunkiern take on class 4 whitewater rafting in Costa Rica.
9 of 25 Photo Credit: @sweettiffys
@sweettiffys plays with tigers in Chiang Mai, Thailand
10 of 25 Photo Credit: @chefshaquay
Yes, Black women run with bulls in Pamplona, Spain, just ask @chefshaquay.
11 of 25 Photo Credit: @shatorat
@shatorat swims with Whale Sharks in the Philippines.
12 of 25 Photo Credit: @dafinagood
@dafinagood gets photobombed while trekking for Silverback Gorillas in Rwanda.
13 of 25 Photo Credit: @mariafoulds
@mariafoulds explores parts unknown while trekking across the highlands of West Papua.
14 of 25 Photo Credit: @rare_esq
@rare_esq lives on the edge at the CN Tower Edge Walk in Toronto.
15 of 25 Photo Credit: @runnerbee08
@runnerbee08 plays real life Mario Kart through the streets of Tokyo, Japan.
16 of 25 Photo Credit: @soulrevision
@soulrevision snowboards in Vancouver, Canada.
17 of 25 Photo Credit: @travelingguanacos
@travelingguanacos holds no punches while training with the Cuban National Olympic team.
18 of 25 Photo Credit: @krissi1908
@krissi1908 skydives over The Palm in Dubai.
19 of 25 Photo Credit: @tonistravels
@tonistravels paraglides over the Himalayan Mountains.
20 of 25 Photo Credit: @locsbylawanda
@locsbylawanda tackles the MS150 Bike Ride in Florida.
21 of 25 Photo Credit: @rhonderfullife
@rhonderfullife enjoys a joust between friends in Atlanta.
22 of 25 Photo Credit: @teach.travel.trina
@teach.travel.trina surfs the waves at Busua Beach in Ghana.
23 of 25
@tammy_roams sleds with Reindeer in Sweden.
24 of 25 Photo Credit: @millyhere
@millyhere repels waterfalls with no fear.
25 of 25 Photo Credit: @Jazzeejef
@Jazzeejef rides dirty in Bali.
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