Who is Travelling Jezebel?
Hello, I’m Dani! I’m a twenty-something from Manchester who has spent the better part of 3 years travelling the world. I’ve volunteered at orphanages in Morocco, worked on a beach in Cambodia, taught English in Poland and much much more. I started this blog to share my travel experiences and hopefully inspire more people to take the plunge and just book that flight!
I’m also extremely passionate about human rights and women’s issues, and I think that I have a responsibility, as somebody writing about how wonderful other countries are, to also write about the bad things that happen in the world. It would be disingenuous, for example, of me to write about how incredible it was to live in Cambodia, while staying silent about the fact that Cambodia has huge problems when it comes to pollution, gender equality and human trafficking.
What’s in a name?
Jezebel was one of the bad girls in the Bible. She was an outspoken woman in a hugely patriarchal society, a foreigner in a xenophobic land, a meddler in political affairs and a woman who was prepared to kill for what she believed in.
When Jezebel knew that her nemesis and own servants were going to brutally murder her, she didn’t run. She styled her hair, painted her face, put on her best robes and waited. When Jehu, her arch enemy, arrived at the gate, she taunted him, saying ‘Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?’ remaining dignified until the end.
The name Jezebel has come to be associated with wickedness, blasphemy, prostitution and betrayal, but for me, Jezebel was a strong woman who fought hard, loved harder, and never backed down from what she believed in.
I believe that the world needs more Jezebels.
If you’re interested in reading more about Jezebel’s story and the context surrounding it, click here for a fascinating breakdown.
Where to Start?
If you’re new here, or would just like an overview, here are some of my favourite posts!
Need some inspiration to travel?
The Serious Stuff…