Gabby of Packs Light
Gabby is an almost college grad who runs Packs Light while traveling the world. She recently spent a year abroad in Dubai (entirely funded by study abroad scholarships) and has been to 25 countries so far, so she's definitely making the most of her youth. She aims to show others that they, too, can be young and see the world by writing articles about scholarships and other millennials on the move.
Quote: "I cannot say enough how important it is for women of color to not only get out and travel, but to document their journeys. Whether through videos, articles, podcasts, photographs, or social media, share your WOC travel story for yourself, but also for other people. For the adventurous middle schooler who wants to show WOC living their best lives around the world and can use your story as reference. To show the older generations of color who claim that travel is too dangerous and discourage it that it is possible and enlightening. But mostly, for the girl who wants to study abroad or take a solo gap year abroad but is afraid of being the victim of prejudice for the kinkiness of her hair, the color of her skin, or simply being an woman. Represent her, and show her that we are out here, we are having fun, and we are unapologetic."