Ciara of Hey Ciara
Ciara runs Hey Ciara, a travel blog for multicultural millennials. Study-abroad experiences in India, Panama, and South Africa inspired her to start her blog. After two years of working as an HR professional and saving money, she made the big leap of quitting her job to pursue full-time travel. She now aims to show people the importance of seeking immersive and meaningful experiences while abroad.
Quote: "As a young girl, I remember saying I wanted to travel the world like Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel. At the same time, this dream seemed so out of reach because I didn't know a world traveler that looked like me or came from where I came from. Things have changed since then, and it's refreshing to see that women of color are traveling now more than ever. However, we are still massively underrepresented in travel media. When we document our travels, we have the ability to change the global narrative by redefining what a traveler looks like. More importantly, we have the privilege to change our personal narratives by proving to ourselves that the world is indeed our oyster too."