Introducing: Alyssa Bourmeche

Alyssa is a writer, blogger, and immigration activist living in New York City. Born in Sfax, Tunisia to a Cuban mother, she has always been fascinated by how different cultures interact with each other. Her diverse cultural background is what inspired her to obtain her B.A. in Latinx American Studies as well as International Relations. 18 countries and counting, she loves to travel the world and study local cultures and customs.

Alyssa started her blog, Ojos Extranjeros, to challenge social misconceptions about travel and highlight different themes within travel such as mental health, immigration reform, and identity. You can read more on her blog, or on Instagram @OjosExtranjeros.

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One Comment

  1. asimpleview2017

    Quite informative post Alyssa. I could definitely understand there being a difference in thought with growing up in New York, USA as opposed to Tunisia. Sad to say I would be one of the ones caught up in that stereotypical thinking you mention for lack of knowledge. This was a good informative post. Thanks for sharing this.

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