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Standing on the Cordova dock looking out at the ocean, I knew I was not in Kansas City anymore. As a black woman, I had rarely been past the invisible racial line of the Troost corridor in Kansas City. Going to a small, indigenous village in Alaska with my newly wedded Jewish husband was terrifying. Despite my fears, I decided to leave a past of abuse, racism, and poverty. But would my past make me stronger in this new land or silence me?
Travel North Black Girl is an unlikely journey of finding one's power. It addresses the complexity of race, gender, generational trauma, and the powerful healing that the wilds of Alaska provide. Through humor, adventure, and painful reckoning, this memoir speaks to us all.