Danasia of The Urban Realist
Danasia Fantastic runs a blog called The Urban Realist, a online resource that highlights the best in travel, design, and architecture. Danasia's interest in major city culture led her to living in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Miami prior to settling in Atlanta. These locations inspired her to create a place to express the energy she felt.
Quote: "I believe representation of women of color in the travel blogger industry is important to show others that the world is so much bigger then their current surroundings. Representation inspires hope for those who have intense feelings of wanderlust but feel that branching out and experiencing new places isn't meant for them. It can be so discouraging to research a city or location and not see anyone who looks like you visiting or writing about that place. It also alleviates fears for those who have wanted to travel but are scared to because of uncertainty about how they'd be treated based on the color of their skin. Diversity in travel blogging helps teach people of color that they too can hop on a plane and have life-changing experiences outside of what they've been taught."