Unearth Women

Unearth Women Unearth Women is a multimedia women's travel company founded by women, for women. Our mission is simple: to champion women, share their stories, and pay female content creators fairly.

Join us for a live chat with Imani Bashir at 3pm EST TODAY on Unearth Women's Instagram live! Imani Bashir is a Black Am...
05/07/2020

Join us for a live chat with Imani Bashir at 3pm EST TODAY on Unearth Women's Instagram live! Imani Bashir is a Black American Muslim who is an international traveler, ex-pat, and travel writer with bylines in Teen Vogue, Cosmo, Glamour, HuffPost & more! We'll be talking to Imani about her incredible Coronavirus story and journey back to her family.

05/01/2020
NowThis Her

These women pivoted from handmade crafts to homemade face masks.

Indigenous women in Brazil are sewing face masks to make a living after the government banned them from selling handmade crafts during COVID-19

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Neighboring countries and states are floating the idea of "travel bubbles," restricting outsiders from coming in while e...
04/30/2020
People Are Talking About ‘Travel Bubbles.’ But Could They Work?

Neighboring countries and states are floating the idea of "travel bubbles," restricting outsiders from coming in while encouraging travel within the bubble to help spark the economy. What do you think about this?

Australia and New Zealand floated the idea of a regional alliance that would let those inside travel but keep the coronavirus out. But in other parts of the world, establishing one would be tricky.

Meet three women - an ICU nurse, a teacher, and the founder of a food bank - who are on the frontlines of Coronavirus in...
04/30/2020
Meet Three Women On the Frontlines of Coronavirus | Unearth Women

Meet three women - an ICU nurse, a teacher, and the founder of a food bank - who are on the frontlines of Coronavirus in the UK.

Meet three women in the United Kingdom who are essential workers on the frontlines of Coronavirus, from teaching to the ICU to foodbanks.

What does the reality of coronavirus look like? Today our Editor is chatting with award-winning journalist, Isobel Yeung...
04/28/2020

What does the reality of coronavirus look like? Today our Editor is chatting with award-winning journalist, Isobel Yeung, about her recent reporting for VICE News in Italy. Isobel Yeung visited an ICU in the epicenter of Italy’s outbreak to show the true face of this pandemic. Join our Editor at 1pm EST TODAY for a special live Instagram chat, as part of Unearth Women @ Home. This special chat will be hosted from our Editor’s account @niknakvargas!

(📷 credit: Gabriele Micalizzi)

04/27/2020
NowThis Her

Actress Olivia Munn is encouraging people to foster pets while in quarantine ❤️

‘It doesn’t just make their lives better, it does make your life better as well’ — Actor and activist Olivia Munn is using her platform to promote pet rescue during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Join our Editor, Nikki Vargas & award-winning VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung for a special live Instagram chat tomorrow...
04/27/2020

Join our Editor, Nikki Vargas & award-winning VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung for a special live Instagram chat tomorrow (4/28) at 1pm EST, hosted from our Editor’s IG (@niknakvargas). We’ll be speaking to Isobel about her recent reporting for VICE News on Coronavirus in Italy. See you there!

Looking for a long read? Our Editor shares the story of how she traveled back to Colombia to investigate a mysterious fa...
04/27/2020
Retracing a Murder in the Mountains of Colombia | Unearth Women

Looking for a long read? Our Editor shares the story of how she traveled back to Colombia to investigate a mysterious family murder from her past.

A woman goes back to her home country of Colombia to retrace her aunt's mysterious murder, which remains unsolved to this day.

The fourth issue of Unearth Women's digital magazine celebrates inclusivity and diverse voices in the travel industry. O...
04/26/2020
Issue 04 (Digital): Inclusivity

The fourth issue of Unearth Women's digital magazine celebrates inclusivity and diverse voices in the travel industry. Order your digital copy for download today and enjoy some of the amazing stories we spotlight 💫

Unearth Women's fourth issue centers around the theme of Inclusivity. Guest edited by Annette Richmond of Fat Girls Traveling , every story in this issue celebrates the diversity of today's modern travelers. This digital issue includes: An interview with TED Talk Speaker, Founder of NOMADNESS Travel...

We just updated our virtual travel guide with some fun ways to see the world from home. Including what is sure to be you...
04/26/2020
How to Travel Virtually During the Covid-19 Quarantine | Unearth Women

We just updated our virtual travel guide with some fun ways to see the world from home. Including what is sure to be your new favorite online travel game, GeoGuessr!

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, many are being forced to stay home. Here's how you can travel virtually while in quarantine.

Today our Editor and Co-Founder went on CNN Reliable Sources to speak about lay offs, journalism, and coronavirus. Unear...
04/26/2020

Today our Editor and Co-Founder went on CNN Reliable Sources to speak about lay offs, journalism, and coronavirus. Unearth Women has taken a hit during the pandemic - from a decline in digital traffic and ad revenue to the pushback of our forthcoming book - but we remain committed to our mission to share women’s stories and pay our writers. From frontline workers to female business owners, we are shining light on women around the globe because journalism truly has never been more important. Subscribe to our newsletter, buy our writers a coffee, and more here: https://linktr.ee/UnearthWomen

These female-owned distilleries are now making sanitizers for frontline workers fighting COVID-19. Here's their story.
04/26/2020
Women-Run Distilleries Create Sanitizers for COVID-19 | Unearth Women

These female-owned distilleries are now making sanitizers for frontline workers fighting COVID-19. Here's their story.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, these women-owned distilleries are pivoting from spirits and beer to producing hand sanitizers and disinfectants.

Unearth Women's cover photo
04/26/2020

Unearth Women's cover photo

Our Editor shares her story about testing positive for Coronavirus in the epicenter of New York City.
04/25/2020
I Tested Positive for COVID-19 in NYC | Unearth Women

Our Editor shares her story about testing positive for Coronavirus in the epicenter of New York City.

A first hand account of one person's experience with testing positive for COVID-19 in the epicenter for the Coronavirus outbreak in the states, NYC.

04/25/2020
NowThis Her

A goal we fully support! 🌲 🌳 🌴

Jane Goodall wants to plant 5 million trees this year — here’s how she plans to do it 🌳 #ArborDay

via NowThis

We are so excited to announce our next Instagram Live Chat with EMMY-nominated host, producer, writer, and explorer Rach...
04/20/2020

We are so excited to announce our next Instagram Live Chat with EMMY-nominated host, producer, writer, and explorer Rachel Rudwall // Rachel Roams! Join us Tuesday 4/21 at 5pm EST for a live chat with this intrepid legend! 🌎 ✈️

Join us TODAY at 5pm EST for an Instagram live chat with Valerie Wilson of Trusted Travel Girl! We’ll be talking to this...
04/15/2020

Join us TODAY at 5pm EST for an Instagram live chat with Valerie Wilson of Trusted Travel Girl! We’ll be talking to this COVID-19 survivor about her experience and the future of the travel industry! Follow us on Instagram at @unearthwomen.

You're Invited! ✨Join us Wednesday (4/15) for an Instagram Live Chat at 5pm EST with travel journalist, blogger and crea...
04/14/2020

You're Invited! ✨
Join us Wednesday (4/15) for an Instagram Live Chat at 5pm EST with travel journalist, blogger and creator Valerie Wilson of Trusted Travel Girl! Valerie was recently a guest on CNN to speak about her COVID-19 experience. We'll be chatting with her about travel, COVID-19, and the future of the industry. See you there!

Looking back at another outbreak and the brave women who were on the front lines.
04/08/2020
A Woman on the Front Lines of Ebola | Unearth Women

Looking back at another outbreak and the brave women who were on the front lines.

Alex Saint speaks with volunteer and nurse, Katy Pitt, about her time spent volunteering on the front lines of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

A first hand account of what it's like to test positive for COVID19 in hard hit New York.
04/08/2020
I Tested Positive for COVID-19 in NYC | Unearth Women

A first hand account of what it's like to test positive for COVID19 in hard hit New York.

A first hand account of one person's experience with testing positive for COVID-19 in the epicenter for the Coronavirus outbreak in the states, NYC.

04/06/2020

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‪A useful and comprehensive list of resources for freelancers, artists, and small businesses struggling during the COVID...
04/02/2020
Small Business Resources During COVID-19 | We Are Women Owned

‪A useful and comprehensive list of resources for freelancers, artists, and small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.‬

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 10:44 PM EST Coronavirus Updates Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) World Health Organization SBA Loans Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance &…

These incredible women have decided to self-isolate in a factory to make 50,000+ masks a day to fight coronavirus.
04/01/2020
Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks

These incredible women have decided to self-isolate in a factory to make 50,000+ masks a day to fight coronavirus.

They are churning out 50,000 a day, plus other gear to keep doctors protected from coronavirus.

CALLING ALL FREELANCERS: We're looking for stories of women on the frontlines of #coronavirus, women making a positive i...
03/31/2020

CALLING ALL FREELANCERS: We're looking for stories of women on the frontlines of #coronavirus, women making a positive impact in this difficult time, or first hand accounts of women in hard-hit areas. Send us your pitches at: [email protected]. All accepted stories are paid.

We are constantly updating this list with new virtual travel experiences! The latest take you from The Great Wall of Chi...
03/31/2020
How to Travel Virtually During the Covid-19 Quarantine | Unearth Women

We are constantly updating this list with new virtual travel experiences! The latest take you from The Great Wall of China to the beaches of Miami.

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, many are being forced to stay home. Here's how you can travel virtually while in quarantine.

It may not be what you expect.
03/31/2020
What will travel look like after coronavirus?

It may not be what you expect.

Coronavirus has devastated the travel industry, but experts believe it will bounce back again. Here are eight things travelers are likely to see once the industry is able to rev its engines in the direction of recovery.

03/21/2020
NowThis Her

A powerful message.

‘I must stay healthy. I’ve got so much more to do before I die.’ — Listen to Dr. Jane Goodall’s powerful message about fighting the coronavirus pandemic

via NowThis

It's impossible to talk about travel right now without addressing coronavirus. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread...
03/11/2020
Here's What You Need to Know About Coronavirus | Unearth Women

It's impossible to talk about travel right now without addressing coronavirus. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread from country to country, it is having a very real impact on the travel industry, global economy, and communities as a whole. Sharing accurate information right now is crucial to both help stem fear and arm ourselves and our loved ones with knowledge. For this reason, we have created a guide on coronavirus, informed by reliable sources like the CDC and World Health Organization.

The recent strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, is sweeping across the globe. Here's what you need to know about this global pandemic.

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What is Unearth Women?

In Spring 2018, Unearth Women was born as a media company dedicated to championing female content creators and addressing the needs of female travelers today. The idea of Unearth Women was born from the frustrations of Travel Editor and Journalist, Nikki Vargas, who had faced sexism, been underpaid, and been denied bylines considered better suited to a man to report on.

In 2018, Nikki found herself laid off from a male-run publication where she spent more time cleaning the office kitchen than being heard. With nothing to lose, she began to imagine a media company that would champion women, pay female content creators for their work, and share women’s stories.

The name for Unearth Women came from the simple goal of unearthing women’s stories around the globe. To bring Unearth Women to life, Nikki partnered with Elise Fitzsimmons and Kelly Lewis. A year later, Unearth Women would grow into a multi-faceted travel media company with an internationally sold magazine, digital platform, custom events, trips, and much more.

From the beginning, our co-founders have prioritized paying our primarily female content creators. As a young start-up that is largely self-funded, our co-founders ignored advice to not pay writers, instead refusing to perpetuate the problem of women not being paid what they deserve.

This past year, our company stayed true to its commitment to pay our content creators. Our mission is simple: Unearth Women is dedicated to creating a platform that lifts women’s voices, champions female travelers with curated travel content by and for women, and pays women fairly.

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When did Unearth Women Launch and where? Love your magazine. Am using it as a reference so needed to get that information. Thanks!!!
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Very white washed view of the world
"According to Vargas, women represent 70 percent of the travel consumer base and make 85 percent of trip-purchasing decisions. " Well that's an outrage! One more example of how women use their power to dominate men. Something must be convenient this sexism. David R Burroughs Esq Bonita Springs Florida
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