By DANIELLE POINTDUJOUR by https://www.essence.com
How many times have you read the words “Black women shouldn’t travel solo”? Coleitha Banks only had to read them once to decide that she was going to change that narrative. As a woman who frequently travels solo, Banks knew she was not alone, and wanted to make sure other Black women knew they weren’t alone either. Banks knew that Black women needed a safe place to explore the world of solo travel, and in 2016 Sisters Traveling Solo (STS) was born.
With the goal of fostering a positive online community and encouraging women to step outside of their comfort zone to explore the world, STS boldly dares to be different, impactful and refreshing by offering support and encouragement to Black women looking to travel the world on their terms. STS also seeks to help eliminate obstacles that may prevent women from embarking on their travel journeys with their monthly passport giveaway program that allows members facing financial hardships to obtain a passport free and 100% funded by Sisters Traveling Solo.
From photos of Black women doing the things they’ve always dreamed