Jakiya of The Traveling Fro
Jakiya Brown is a 28-year-old traveler, marketer, entrepreneur, and free spirit who runs The Traveling Fro. She quit her full time job in New York City to travel the world. Through her blog and Instagram, she shows her followers how she pursued this life of passion and freedom without breaking the bank.
Quote: "Diverse representation is extremely important in the travel industry, just as it is in any other industry and the world. The world we live in today is not made up of only one type of person; however, the media does a great job of convincing us otherwise. It is important to represent different colors, cultures, backgrounds, shapes, and opinions. When we travel, we go to experience things different than what we are used to. Different culture, food, ways of life and different people. If those things are diverse, rich, and inclusive, why are we not representing that in the travel industry? When you explore a different country, most times a blond-haired, blue-eyed white girl isn't going to be what everyone looks like, therefore we need to put more images out there of other types of people traveling and exploring the globe. Everyone has the opportunity to see what is beyond their world, and showing them that by representing people that look, think, and talk like them will only grow the travel industry and, more importantly, grow the mindset of others."