Voluntourism offers a multitude of ways to involve ourselves in social causes but we must approach these foundations with caution – we cannot afford to move too quickly on the basis of change. This is where time is our greatest asset; time complements progress in the same way success complements failure.
The problem is that they do more harm than good.
Contrary to what Western media informs us, women in India weren’t always being portrayed as the victim. In fact, in the 19th century, Indian women were already attending colleges while British universities were only admitting men.
I am the white face who lives an uncomfortable life at ease because I can afford to walk away from luxury.
As a young, female cyclist, my safety and right to access transportation with dignity has been compromised by traffic and pedestrians.