A natural born creator, dCarrie has grown through different mediums of expression. Starting as a lifestyle blogger with her blog TheVixinExperience, she won over her audience with her ability to write as colorfully as she spoke. Being a woman for simple yet effective flair and expression, she naturally transitioned her digital presence to YouTube with natural hair tutorials, lifestyle and conversation vlogs on her dCarrieTV channel. Through both mediums, her knack
for a good conversation gradually took center stage. Wanting to further impact her community and encourage them to travel with the resources they have, her entrance into the podcasting arena on the Beatsonfilm Network was her next natural transition. Her flair for conversation punctuated by her charismatic and relatable personality has proven to be the perfect recipe for her growing audience to discuss and absorb the ways the experiences of travel
flow into every area of life. A solo woman of color who started traveling after thirty, dCarrie knows first hand the narrative of “I don’t have the money or know how to travel like ‘them.’” Not hearing or seeing travelers who looked or sounded like her in mainstream media, dCarrie has become a gatekeeper of the message, “We all get to go!”. dCarrie strives to impress upon travelers of color the accessibility and profound effects of seeing the world and growing through travel.
Podcaster Travel N Sh!t holds space for dCarrie and her guests to inform and inspire other people of color to get out and grow through travel.
Speaker On October 22, 2019 I was a panelist at the NYULYP Adulting 101: Budget, Hustle, Travel general body meeting. I used my experience booking and curating my own travels to educate and inform the members how they could accomplish their travel goals.
Host On May 11, 2018 I hosted and moderated the Life with Tray and Jea Season One Live Reunion in front of a live studio audience.
Writer Travel content creator for Taji Magazine. Check out a few samples of my work below.
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Keep Calm , Bring Your Carry On! The Ultimate Selfcare Guide for Travelers of Color by Gentamu McKinney
“L.A ‘s well-known mental health advocate and community curator Gentamu (Jen Jen ) McKinney has done it again. In her new book ” Keep Calm Bring Your Carry on”, she brings your favorite travel experts and influencers of color from across the globe to talk candidly about the stigma of mental health in black communities around the world. She highlights mental health awareness through travel by erasing the guilt, shame, and stigma associated with exploring the world. This is the in-flight tray table travel therapy book that will help you maintain your mental health as you experience life’s unexpected delays and turbulence. This is the ultimate self-care guide for travelers of color filled with hilarious travel stories, jokes, tips and more. You will be educated and empowered!”
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