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Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective

By Ravel Media

There's a well-kept secret in the international trekking industry. The Porter Voice Collective is raising up the backbone of the industry to advocate for change. In doing so, they're empowering both porters and tourists to speak up for an equitable workforce.In this episode, we talk with Marinel de Jesus and porter/guide Lucía Merclaluly Vela Sosa to learn about a documentary The Porter Voice Collective is creating to help tell the story of porter treatment on Peru's Inca Trail. They're currently crowdfunding to fund the film - an opportunity for us to take action.Featured in this episode: Marinel de Jesus & Lucía Merclaluly Vela SosaHosted by Gale StraubSponsored by Smartwool, Danner, and RitualJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit She-Explores.com & Follow Us on InstagramLeave us a review on Apple Podcasts.ResourcesSupport KM 82 Documentary: Crowdfunding & Watch TrailerThe Porter Voice Collective: Website, Instagram, and FacebookShe Explores Landing PageNote: Initially this landing page contained a link to Marinel’s business and blog. In order to focus on the Porter Voice Collective and their efforts for change, we have removed them since publication of the episode.Sponsors and Discount CodesSmartwool: Learn more at Smartwool.comDanner: Learn more at Danner.comRitual: Get 10% off your first three months by heading to Ritual.com/exploreEpisodes air weekly on Wednesdays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode.Music is by Josh Woodward, Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Meydan using a creative commons attributions license.

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