She has been quoted by Okay Africa, saying,
I began my journey to every country in the world because I am a geography nerd, curious about other cultures, and want to show the world through a lens that we rarely view it from—that of a black woman.
The desire to change the lens through which different countries are seen particularly in Africa also informed the decision to travel. According to her, people have the perception “that many countries are dangerous, that people are miserable, that you cannot have nice, luxury, vacations on the continent.”
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