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Ep 60: Travel

 

Today’s episode is on travel with Bani Amor and Srin Madipalli. Bani Amor is a queer travel writer who explores the relationships between race, place, and power. They are going to talk about decolonizing tourism and the need to expand travel writing and culture. Srin Madipalli is a Product Manager at Airbnb with a focus on making travel easier for people with disabilities. Srin will share his experiences as a disabled traveler and about Accomable, a travel platform for people with disabilities he co-founded that was recently acquired by Airbnb.

Transcript

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Related Links

Airbnb. (November 16, 2017). Making Travel More Accessible.

All Wheels Up website

Amor, Bani. (June 21, 2019). Check Yourself Before You Wreck Someplace Else: A Guide to Responsible Summer Travel. Bitch Media.

Amor, Bani. (December 16, 2016). A Vacation is Not Activism Part III—On Tourism and Ecosocial Disasters. Bitch Media.

Heng, Martin. (April 17, 2019). What is accessible travel, and why should we be talking about it? Intrepid Travel.

Lehane, Chris. (September 5, 2018). Inclusive Travel: The Importance of Getting Tourism Right. Airbnb.

 

About

Image of a lightskinned Indigenous and white queer with short black hair, black-rimmed glasses, a button-up black polo, and a black pleather jacket leaning against a green wall and looking away from the camera. Image by Neha Gautam Photography.
Image of a lightskinned Indigenous and white queer with short black hair, black-rimmed glasses, a button-up black polo, and a black pleather jacket leaning against a green wall and looking away from the camera. Image by Neha Gautam Photography.

Bani Amor is a queer travel writer who explores the relationships between race, place, and power. Their work on issues of migration, climate, gender, food, and travel has appeared in CNN Travel, F0d0r’s, Teen Vogue, YES! Magazine, and Bitch Magazine, and they have been published in the anthologies Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, and the upcoming Where We Stand: Brown and Black Voices Speak the Earth. You can follow them on Instagram @baniamor and on Twitter @bani_amor.

Website  https://baniamor.com/

Photo of Srin Madipalli, a South Asian man with short black hair and a black beard. He is sitting in a power chair wearing an olive green hoodie. He is smiling at the camera.
Photo of Srin Madipalli, a South Asian man with short black hair and a black beard. He is sitting in a power chair wearing an olive green hoodie. He is smiling at the camera.

Srin Madipalli is a Product Manager at Airbnb with a focus on making travel easier for people with disabilities. Srin is an entrepreneur who founded Accomable, a travel platform for people with disabilities, which was acquired by Airbnb in November 2017. Srin is from London, UK and previously practiced as an attorney at a leading international law firm and is a self-taught web developer. He has degrees from King’s College London and Oxford University.

Twitter: @SrinMadipalli

 

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Credits

Cheryl Green, Audio Producer and Text Transcript

Alice Wong, Writer, Producer, Interviewer

Lateef McLeod, Introduction

Mike Mort, Artwork

Theme Music (used with permission of artist)

Song: “Dance Off” and

Song: “Hard Out Here for A Gimp”

Album: NO BIG DEAL

Artist: Wheelchair Sports Camp

Music

Blackbird” by Loco Lobo. (Source: Freemusicarchive.org. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.)

Springish” by Gillicuddy. (Source: freemusicarchive.org. licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.)

Sounds

“VOCODER countdown” by Jack_Master. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons 0 License.

8 Bit Beeping Computer Sounds” by sheepfilms. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons 0 License.

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