Summer and its sunshine finally arrived across the country. We celebrated the launch of On She Goes with a party in Portland and a thoughtful panel talk in New York City. We danced, connected with new folks, and had us a few glasses of wine. It was so lovely meeting readers and contributors with stories and experiences that we’re excited to share—y’all fuel our work.
It’s in thinking of travel that isn’t necessarily for fun or relaxation that we wanted to explore how we “Make It Work.”
We returned to our offices with new ideas, ready to continue this work and look at travel in another way. Although summertime can translate into adventure and vacation for some, for others it can be a time when traveling out of obligation takes precedence. It’s in thinking of travel that isn’t necessarily for fun or relaxation that we wanted to explore how we “Make It Work”—our latest theme focused on ways we navigate trips emotionally, mentally, physically, or financially. Most of us have made obligatory trips to attend a best friend’s destination birthday, a wedding, or an expensive bachelorette weekend, and of course there’s the annual family vacations that we love and hate. It’s not all fun and games; sometimes we gotta make it work.
In the coming weeks we’ll be bringing you new stories from our community, like one woman experiencing travel firsts with her mother on their trip to Jamaica for a sibling’s wedding, a freelancer and her many “offices” on the road, and a piece about the best houseplants for the constant traveler. A new season of Travel Hacks launches this month with tips on road tripping and the expat life, and our newest City Guide gives you the lowdown on a place where you really have to make it work—Los Angeles. In the next couple months, we’re on our way to sharing experiences from more than a hundred women of color contributors since we’ve launched, and we’re excited to be the place where our stories are being told. Join us as we explore how we all make it work.
– On She Goes Team