Traveling is a privilege.
I am aware that my many trips and experiences living abroad, as well as my round-the-world backpacking trip, is possible in large part thanks to the privileges I was born with. For example, as white and equipped with not just one but TWO of the strongest passports in the world (Sweden and USA), it's a lot easier for me to get into and travel around a range of countries.
One of my favorite aspects of travel is how humbling it is, constantly broadening my awareness of the injustices and inequality in the world. My dear best friend Stephanie, who partly inspired this trip and passed on before she could go on her own adventure, was also one of the most giving people I know. Grief had me more deeply question how I could do something good for others as part of this trip.
That is why I am organizing this fundraising campaign. I want to raise the same amount I have personally painstakingly saved over the past two years for my 10-12 month trip. I will evenly distribute those funds to non-profits in every country I pass through on my journey, hopefully also having the chance to visit them and learn from them in person. None of these funds will go to me.
I will also take suggestions of organizations or causes I should consider supporting on the Fundraiser page of my website and use that space to showcase the great work of the organizations I donate to in the end.
Please help me give back and make a positive impact while achieving my dream trip!