About

BioPic1Bani Amor is a queer travel writer who explores diasporic identities, the decolonization of travel culture, and the intersections of race, place and power in their work. They’ve been published in CNN Travel, Teen Vogue, and Bitch Magazine, among other outlets, and is a four-time VONA/Voices Fellow. Bani’s been anthologized in Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity and the upcoming Where We Stand: Black and Brown Voices Speak the Earth. Follow them on Twitter @bani_amor.

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I own the rights to all photos on this site; ask for permission. Direct your praises and compliments to heyitsbani@gmail.com 

I use they/them gender pronouns. Please comment accordingly.

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136 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hola Chica, I just stumbled upon your blog through a post in Lonely Planet. I’m from Canada and currently living and going to school in Guayaquil. I enjoy your photography, as I dabble in both graffiti and photography myself! How much of S.America have you traveled?

  2. Ola Bani! You seem to be a free spirited kind of soul, and since you were the first to like my blog, I would like to follow yours. I am getting a slow start, but have many stories to tell, and some day would like to have many readers. I’m curious as to how you found me. I am so new to this that I don’t even know what I’m doing at this point. But Learning!

  3. hola! vi que habías encontrado mi blog alguna vez así que decidi explorar el tuyo. Tus fotos están hermosas! Y admiro mucho tus blogs de feminismo super chévere! Espero que disfrutes el Ecuador leí que te estas quedando por acá por un rato igual que yo.

  4. Hi Bani, from Quito too righr now…thanks for stopping by our family gap year blog and liking Lara’s foodie post.. like your blog too – Cotopaxi at full moon – beautiful I am sure – we are still planning a trip there:) Mo

  5. Hi Bani, I have been admiring your journals and thought you deserve to be a nominee for the Sunshine Award. Thanks for sharing such inspiring photos and stories. I love them.

  6. Thank you for liking my 2012 in Pictures. You have a colourful Blog with beautiful photography. I’ll be back to visit, and do drop by mine again.:)

  7. I enjoyed looking at your blog. I admire your passion and energy. I wish I had more youth left, along with the leisure and resources to grab at adventure as you have. The world is a big place that beckons us to see its wonders. But as you noted, there is a price to be paid.

    “At nightfall I dive into the giant suspicious bowl of soup that is this city.” -Rich and evocative imagery here.

    “I drunkenly trust those rainbow-hued veils to be my bridge to heaven.” -Been there, done that. I have successfully found moments of heaven in an alcoholic haze. The trouble for me was that I ended up liking the haze a bit more than what I was trying to find in it.

    “those highways are soul-sucking stretches of boredom” -Been there too. We can’t make those magic moments happen unilaterally. Those soaring experiences are a dance between the hungry soul and a mysterious Voice on the billows.

    I hope you find heaven in your travels, Bani. Thank you for liking my article. If you are sufficiently intrigued, I welcome you to check out the links page on my blog, Abbott Press (shameless plug, can’t help it!) But that takes nothing away from my enjoyment here. I appreciated your comment: “Like it ’cause you like it!” I do.

  8. Thanks for the kind words, but, to let future commenters know, I’m not approving any comments containing shameless plugs to your blog, no matter how nice you are! It’s just getting silly.

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