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Elaine’s 5th trip to Africa and The ‘Year Of Return’

Elaine’s 5th trip to Africa coincides with The ‘Year Of Return’ for people in the African Diaspora. In the year 1619, the first ship carrying captured Africans reached Point Comfort, Virginia. That marked the beginning of the horrendous Middle Passage TransAtlantic Slave Trade. 2019 is the 400th anniversary of that chapter of our history has been designated …

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Globetrotting Workshop

Globetrotting Workshop given by Elaine Lee at Berkeley Women’s Conference On March 16th, 2019, I presented a workshop entitled “Globetrotting 101: Smart ways to navigate mother earth,” at the 33rd Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference at the University of California in Berkeley . The theme of the conference this year was “FREE SPACE, OUR …

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Elaine Presents Travel Journalism Workshop at Vona Writers’ Annual Conference

It was an honor. privilege and delight to have been invited to give a lecture on travel journalism at the annual Vona conference (Voices of our Nation Arts Foundation), held this year in Berkeley, Ca. The title of my walk was Shapeshifting: The Journey from Traveler to Travel Journalist. Below are two thank you letters …

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Monica Williams features the work of Elaine Lee in recent article.

Travel journalist, Monica Williams, recently published an article entitled “I Thought Travel Writing Wasn’t Meant For Me”.  She chronicles her journey from traveler to travel journalist. In her article she shares her appreciation for my travel writing and how it served as one of the catalysts that propelled her into a career as a writer. …

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Globetrotting workshop given by Elaine Lee at Women’s Conference

On March 17th, 2018, with the able assistance of travel maven, Robin Bates, I presented a workshop entitled “Globetrotting 101: Smart ways to navigate mother earth,” at the 33rd Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference at the University of California in Berkeley. The theme of the conference this year was “FREE SPACE, OUR SPACE: Actualizing …

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Elaine gives talk about entrepreneurship at California Black Expo Event.

It was a distinct honor to be invited by the California Black Expo Association to be one of their featured speakers at their “Women’s History Celebration Mixer” on March 22, 2018.  The organizers asked me create a speech about my entrepreneurial lifestyle. My speech was entitled, “The No-Paycheck Life,” and of course it included how …

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Bani Amor interviews Elaine Lee about her pioneering travel writing legacy.

Bookmarked is a series of interviews with women and nonbinary writers of color about their novels and memoirs of navigating lands, languages, and themselves—and most of all—about taking up space everywhere we go. http://www.onshegoes.com/stories/bookmarked-elaine-lee/ What’s possible in literature, and therefore in our world, has been determined by dominant cultures since the onset of colonization and chattel …

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Griots Republic showcases Elaine Lee in their new travel anthology

Griots Republic has recently published a colossal 300 page coffee table book (15″ x 12″) entitled, #Black Travel: The Anthology that includes a foreword by India.arie. The Anthology is an inclusive collection of travel photos and information on the hottest Black Travel Groups and Bloggers in the travelsphere. The breadth of editorials and essays run the gamut …

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GriotsRepublic.com features story by Lee

GriotsRepublic.com, a popular black travel website, featured one of my stories in its recent Mother’s Day special edition. It showcases my favorite books about mothers. The url is:  http://www.griotsrepublic.com/mama-travel-writer-elaine-lees-mothers-day-recomendations/ I would appreciate it if you would check it out and leave a comment. ALL ABOUT MAMA: TRAVEL WRITER ELAINE LEE’S MOTHER’S DAY RECOMMENDATIONS As a writer, of course I …

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