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We are a nonprofit magazine redefining travel writing by bringing in voices from across the globe and giving a holistic view of locales
We are a nonprofit magazine redefining travel writing by bringing in voices from across the globe and giving a holistic view of locales
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Stranger's Guide - 3 Days Left & 16K to Raise!

Posted by Abby Rapoport (Creator)

Hi everyone

At this point we’re just three days from the finish line. Thanks to all of you, we’ve raised a staggering $59,000. That leaves us 3 more days to raise the final $16,000. We can do it—but we need your help!!!

Thank you all, again, for your extraordinary generosity and for your enthusiasm for this work. We’ve been excited and amazed to watch as you’ve sent emails to friends, posted on social media and even increased your own pledges, all to help us bring forth this publication. We are grateful—and inspired!

But on this day when so many are marching, I wanted to say a little more about why—especially at this moment—we are launching a travel magazine.

The current state of affairs, both in US and around the world, demands that we justify our work. There are so many worthy groups doing necessary things right now to combat injustice. So why should all of you help us create a travel magazine featuring international writers?

Travel, at its best, offers encounters that change us. 

The world becomes both bigger and smaller as we experience places and listen to voices that are new to us. Stranger’s Guide has always been a project about bringing the excellent storytelling from around the world to new audiences, distilling one of the most profound aspects of travel into text.

We cannot wait for vacations to expose us to new ways of thinking. The times demand that we hear new voices now, learn about other people, extend our empathy.

The stories we tell ourselves inform who we are. The stories others tell us inform our worldview. And that is why storytelling is a radical act when it exposes others to new ways of thinking.

We are living in scary times. Our publication cannot change that. But with your help, it can be a powerful tool to help us see how we fit into a transforming world

Again, thank you thank you thank you. 

Abby

-- Abby Rapoport Publisher Stranger's Guide—Support our Kickstarter! bit.ly/strangersguide1

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