I can give you the gist of what I do . . .

Hi, my name is Wanda and I’m a Writer, Speaker, Community Manager, Podcaster, and Event Producer. I focus on who we are as human beings and what we create and where we can go when we love that person.

I’ve been working and slow traveling as a digital nomad since 2010.

I’m proud to have been the first to create digital spaces specifically for Black women travelers starting in 2017.

But that’s not necessarily who I am . . .

I’m a deep feeler and thinker. I am the tenth child and the sixth girl in my family. I’m Black American to the socks and proud to inherit such a rich legacy. I’m also “Nobody’s Darling.” I’m über creative, believe we can get father as a collective, and am constantly appraising what it means to live an examined life, a life of meaning that’s worth living.

I love tea, incense, fresh veggies and fruit, CHEESE, the ocean, and taking delicious mid-day naps. Probably in that order.

What I’m excited about these days . . .

I love that so many Black women are thinking about and taking embodied action to live lives that they’re proud of. That they’re doing the inner work that allows them to live more fulfilling lives. It’s been my focus to talk in-depth about how to believe in yourself so that you can:

  • travel how you want to travel
  • create money in a way that feels good to you, and
  • consciously create the life you want

From serving my community, I’ve noticed that even when given tools and strategies to create an income, we’re often hesitant to make moves or be consistent. That’s because part of us, and maybe part of you, thinks you have to work hard, thinks you don’t know enough, or are otherwise putting up walls where there can be open space; where there can be transformation and progress.

That’s why I like to nurture the mindset and “heartset” aspect of entrepreneurship and travel.

If you are undervaluing your experiences, if you don’t understand that you know more than someone else, somewhere else, it’s harder for you to get started charging for your worth. And it takes longer for you to get out on the road and stay there.”

Empowering our community from the inside out is also a practical move. While we’d like to be independently wealthy, the reality is that a lot of us are not, and are far from retirement age.

My hope is that through our conversations, resources, and community, more Black women will be able to know our worth and that we’re worthy so that from that grounded place we’re able to dream big, travel boldly, and create an income that not only feeds our bank and preferred lifestyle but feeds our soul as well.

Engaging in what I call soul work gives us the freedom to finally have a say and charge a fair price for all of the knowledge we have brimming on the inside of us that we may not have had an adequate outlet for. It’s the work that brings us fulfillment, the gift that we often take for granted, and perhaps have not had time or space to truly recognize and explore.

That’s why I say this is an opportunity for you to make money in a way that feels good to you. Because even if you were independently wealthy, and were able to travel as you please, that doesn’t mean you’ll have a sense of gratification and purpose in your life. Pouring yourself into your interests and desires is a gift and a privilege many don’t have the opportunity to explore fully. Just look at the generations of women in your family.

So welcome to the Black Women Travel Universe. I hope you see yourself here and are excited to come sit with us and take action towards living your dreams.

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I’ve Been Nominated!!!

I’m so honored to be a finalist for the Trailblazer Award from the Women in Travel Summit 2021 Bessie Awards. The part that resonates the most with me is “carving out a path for future leaders in the travel space.”

Between our Black Women Digital Nomad Facebook group, the weekly Black Women Travel Podcast, and the International Black Women Travel Jubilee annual conference, I’ve wanted to show each and every Black girl and woman traveler, that’s she’s capable of figuring it out. She can travel for as long as she chooses, make money how she wants, craft the lifestyle that she desires, and she’s not alone in that process. My work largely is about connecting dots around the globe: ideas, people, and opportunities for collaboration and income.

So grateful for the recognition!

I’ve appeared on some podcasts:

IAM791- Entrepreneur Empowers Black Women Travelers-Gresham Harkless Jr. of the I Am CEO Podcast by CEO Blog Nation

EPI 038 | Wanda Duncan-Revelations Podcast with Cole Johnson

Chapter 53-Wanda of the Black Women Travel Universe-Black Women Travel Podcast (el oh el, I interview myself + answer listener questions)

Black Women Travel Podcast-Blackpacking Podcast Season 1 Episode 3

Black Women Travel Podcast | EP. 71-Melanin & Miles Travel Podcast

Here are my video interviews:

Ep 81 Black Women Travel with Wanda of @BWTPod-Travel N’ Shit Podcast with dCarrie

12 Days of Career Breaks | Wanda Duncan with Stephanie Perry of Vaycarious

Soul Work Empowers with Wanda Duncan with Lena Benjamin of Empower Business Show

Here are some articles where I’m featured:

25 Kickass Women Crushing it in Travel Right Now-Wanderful

14 Excellent Podcasts by Black Creators to Download Now-AFAR

Learn about the Black Women Travel Jubilee from founder, Wanda Duncan-Travel Massive

GuideWAH Interview with Wanda Duncan– Guide to Working at Home by Rita

I’ve spoken at some conferences:

The Creatress Summit

Exodus Summit

1280 attendees booked my session, and it is the most replayed session of the week-long summit.

I’ve been a source for some articles:

Digital nomads told us what it’s like to work remotely from around the world — and how you can do it yourself after the pandemic-Jessica Poitevien for Insider

How To Explore A New City: 13 Priceless Tips-James Metcalfe for Fupping

18 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Their Podcast For Business-Rescue a CEO Blog Nation by Gresham Harkless Jr.

14 Small Things You Can Do To Make Your Partner Feel Appreciated-Ben Skute for Fupping

My work has been covered by some major outlets:

Coverage from travel bloggers has been just as important:

I’ve also had the pleasure of working with several sponsors and partners:

Empowering people to live more intentional lives is mah thing. Day in and day out I see people talking about securing the bag, and trying to be where the money reside.

I don’t see as many discussions about being/living as whole people, navigating systems that have commodified our time, imaginations, and energy, and how to straddle the two in a way that serves you.

So let’s taco bout it!

How to Build Your Most Fulfilled Life: Make the Money, Don’t Let the Money Make You on December 22, 2020 at 1pm Eastern.

You can check out the recording here!

So honored to be a nominee for The National Black Media and Press Association Excellence in Audio Media Award!

It’s founded and run by like 98% Black women, so you know it’s lit!

Black Travel Alliance Member Spotlight

BTA Member Spotlight: We asked Wanda Duncan of @bwtpod What inspired you to become a content creator? What is your ultimate goal with your platform? Her response:

Black women inspired me. I’ve been able to figure out some things for myself, and have since been dedicated to creating community, and making travel more accessible for Black women having a hard time piecing together how to prioritize travel in their lives.

Black Girls Can Heal Mentoring Feature

Black Women In Business

Hey Sis, Meet Wanda Duncan:

Bio: I founded a robust community of Black women who want to live unconventional, travel lives, Black Women Digital Nomad Entrepreneurs. You can catch us on Facebook. We have virtual meetings and mixers and share information about building an online business and traveling. 

I publish the weekly Black Women Travel Podcast sharing our stories of choosing ourselves, of travel as resistance, and as a means to heal. We’ve been going strong since July 2019.

I also produced a virtual conference this year, International Black Women Travel Jubilee full of strategy and mindset sessions to help Black women travelers focus on their online business, content creation, and travel lives.

Be sure to follow + support Wanda @bwtpod + @ibwtj