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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    1. thanks for dropping by. traveling alone appeals to some folks, repels others and works really well for the rest. i like traveling alone for a lot of reasons, and yes, one does need courage to follow those pursuits. but would doing something that doesnt require courage be worth while?

  1. Hi Bani Amor, thanks for introducing yourself by following our site–we love your style and look forward to exploring your site further! Is India on your list? Check out the RAXA Collective facebook page to see what we’re up to here! Cheers.

  2. Thanks for liking my blog! I’m just getting started on blogging about Ecuador but I’m looking forward to it.

    Can’t wait to bounce around your site and check out all your adventures!


  3. Thanks for stopping by and liking our blog. That gave me the opportunity to check out your blog which is great. I remembered reading your post in Matador and was glad to run into your writing again. Ecuador is on my travel list so I’ll be following your blog to learn more. Good luck! Anita @ No Particular Place To Go

  4. Hey There- thanks for reading my radio interview. Nice to know there is someone out there other than my relatives reading my stuff. Liking your blog. Just getting into it this evening.
    Cheers Jennie

  5. Thanks a lot Bani for dropping by and liking my post. Always nice to have a like from a fellow traveler and blogger. Hope you find time to go through some more of my posts. You have a great blog here. Will come here more often.

  6. Bani–thanks so much for the follow. Your writing, your photos, your perspective, your style is something I strive for! Keep up the great posts–it’s an understatement to say your words inspire wanderlust.

  7. Thank you for your blog. I always learn something meaningful when I read one of your articles or interviews. Keep up the great work.

  8. This is a terrific, valuable site. Thank you for your commitment to bringing voices to the fore that are getting shamefully overlooked in the “travel writing” world. And thank you for helping me reconsider how I approach both travel and the way I write about it.

    Best wishes, and shout if you ever get down to New Orleans.

    All the good songs,

    Nick Fox

  9. Thanks for this blog, Bani! I found it at a time when I have been looking for ways to help explain to others in the specialty coffee industry how their visits to farms and producing countries, and they way they share these on social media, reenforce their privilege and perpetuate stereotypes. I’d love to work with you on creating training for baristas and coffee roasters before they travel so that they have these issues in mind and hopefully avoid the classic mistakes of privilege, appropriation and stereotyping.

  10. greetings! i saw the article online about Ovarian Psycos and the critiques are exactly on point. The transphobic language and our overall very undeveloped analysis around sex and gender has really pushed us to be self critical and more intentional, educating ourselves to really think about the impact and the changes we need to make. I would love to speak with you further, if you’re interested. Thanks!

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