Going beyond guilt trips
Reflections on mindful travel in an unequal world.
You’re on a road in Bangladesh and a young child asks you for money. Suddenly you’re confronted with a microcosm of the world’s inequality and your own privilege, all over pocket change. What do you do?
Anu Taranath on her new book Beyond Guilt Trips
Anu Taranath is a faculty member in UW's English and Comparative History of Ideas departments; her new book speaks to those discomforts of travel. It’s called Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World. She says that before we go overseas, there's work to be done on how we understand ourselves while moving through the world.