Pregnant Travel by Imani Gibson

Five states. Six cities in China. Two cities in Thailand. Poland. Germany; all of the places I’ve stepped foot during my pregnancy. In hindsight, I often wonder how I was able to do it. It was such a turn of events, as my husband and I are newlyweds, just getting our feet wet in the […]

Noirbnb: The History of the Green Book

To be black means to risk danger whenever setting foot in public. The few safe spaces we have are countered by an ever-expanding incubator for racism. This makes travel—a liberty we should, in theory, feel safe exercising—a gamble. And this sobering reality is just another element of our history.  The phrase “open road” suggests freedom, […]

Noirbnb Travel Story: Franklin Leonard

Hollywood is where dreams are made. Through classic stories and characters, movies are woven into our lives. We also know that Hollywood has something of an inclusion problem. Like most other vanguard institutions, the problems are structural, and go way deeper than just #OscarsSoWhite. Pathways and opportunities for people of color are absent from the […]