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Navdeep and Sona

Writer at IshqInABackpack

New York City, NY, United States

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  1. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on How To Survive a Visit to India: The Ethics of Representation
    Thanks @hitriddle. The writer makes some good points. India is generally portrayed in the media as an uncomplex country defined by its negative aspects, and defensiveness often becomes the only reacti…
  2. Navdeep and Sona added an article 10 Travel Memoirs by Novelists of Color with Fantastic First Lines!
  3. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Haha, excellent. My job here is done. 
  4. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Absolutely, they should be a part of it. WeNeedDiverseBooks movement is perhaps a better example. The entire aim is to get more POC on panels and their books on shelves with a specific focus on kidli…
  5. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    I can see Junot saying something like that. That guy is obsessed with race. Only kidding! This is from Hari Kondabulo: "Saying thatI'm obsessed with race and racism in America is like saying I'm obses…
  6. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    I'll take your word about these examples from history. This is an issue that only affects POC, that's the difference. It's wonderful that white people are taking an active part in…
  7. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    It's great you're invited on press trips and brands work with you. There are plenty of individual travel bloggers of colour who are working with brands and who go on press trips as well, which is fant…
  8. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    These are all great ideas and you're absolutely right that for an organization to work there have to be like-minded goals. But Alexa, as awesome as it is, has pretty much zero diversity in its judges …
  9. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Agreed that confrontation or defensiveness won't yield any productive results. Nor will throwing pies. Nobody is suggesting any of these things, and I'm not saying there are any blatantly racist indiv…
  10. Navdeep and Sona added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Travel channel is the whitest channel out there, which is disappointing because there's such great opportunity for diverse voices. It's no wonder a lot of people all over the world are shocked that Am…