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Mary Ellen Dingley

Mary Ellen has a Masters in Anthropology and Development Management from the London School of Economics. She has studied, worked, and volunteered abroad but still doesn’t seem to be able to cut down her “Must See Countries” list. She believes in slow travel, the word “y’all”, gender equality and the power of locally driven development.

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How anthropology has helped me deal with sexism as a traveler

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