Anam Hakeem (Girl With Green Passport)
Anam Hakeem of Girl With Green Passport blogs about the reality of traveling the world on a Pakistani passport. She comes from a middle-class family in Karachi, Pakistan. From a young age, Anam had one big dream — to travel the world. When she didn't get permission from her parents, she rebelled against all odds. Her solo adventures began in 2014 when she scored a US visa to see TomorrowWorld.
Quote: "In my community, women are allowed to study, even encouraged to go to good private schools, and finish their Masters. But at the same time, they are also not appreciated if they develop ambitions other than marrying, and making a family at the right age. And travel before marriage? Ha! The people I've met abroad while solo traveling were shocked, not to see a female solo traveler but, one from Pakistan. Traveling taught me to let go of stereotypes and see humanity through the lens of tolerance. I realized we are all same, even in our desire to be different."