Amira

I want to denormalize…

I want to denormalize the idea that poverty is a result of people not being financially literate. Factors such as race, gender, education, and familial socioeconomic status play a large role in the amount of capital that people have to begin with. It’s very likely for someone to be financially literate and not have the necessary resources or access to jobs (and time allotted to these jobs) to make sufficient amounts of money. The idea that financial illiteracy will somehow help people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps ignores the fact that some people weren’t even given boots. 

I want to normalize…

I want to normalize solo traveling. I think it’s a great way to teach your limits and it teaches you how to maneuver within unknown spaces as well as how to depend on yourself. I think it’s also useful for making you hyper-aware because you are in an unknown place, so you become more vulnerable.  I find that when I look back on my own travels, that some of my decisions had to be made at the moment and were dependent on me being able to properly read the environment.

Amira is…

Amira (@amiranatanne) is originally from Louisiana, but has been in New York for the past four years studying at New York University. She’s currently working in fashion as a model, but studied Bioethics and was Pre-med while at NYU and plans to continue on to medical school and specialize in women’s health.

 

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