Black women travelers have longed been overlooked in both academia and the general tourism market. Black women are left to wonder if general travel tips and destination suggestions will garner the same satisfaction as their White peers. As a result, Black women have created niche online communities that aid other Black international travelers. Stephanie Perry is a popular Black YouTuber who cultivates an intentional travel community; helping viewers navigate international spaces and promoting international travel. I apply the method of rhetorical criticism through the lens of Critical Race Theory to analyze two of Stephanie Perry’s most popular videos, Worst Countries for Black Travelers and Countries Where Black Travelers Feel Welcome. I discovered how Black women evaluate their international trips based on the prevalence of constrained or expansive space.
James, Olivia, "How Black Women Experience International Travel: A Racial Rhetorical Analysis of Stephanie Perry’s YouTube Videos" (2022). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 10066.
storytelling, constrained space, expansive space, identities, intersectionality, travel
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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