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Hi, I’m Lily Alice…

First of all, welcome to my little corner of the internet! I hope you’re comfortable, get yourself settled before you dive in, it’s gonna be a wild ride…

I’m 19 - I know, I’m still practically a toddler - and about to take my first baby steps towards travelling the world. I have forgone university (for now at least!) in order to stretch my legs and break out of the small part of England I’ve been stuck in my entire life, staying there for any longer may have driven me absolutely bonkers. You see, I’m a bit of a free spirit, and the idea of being constrained to one place for the rest of my life makes my skin crawl. So I’m taking life into my own hands, travelling and experiencing the world like I have always dreamed, and now you’re along for the journey…

Lily why can’t you be a normal kid and just get a normal job?
— My Parents

I am an openly proud and flamboyant gay woman, have been for more years than I can count (I’ve been crushing on girls since I could walk). LGBT+ safe and celebratory travel is very important to me, and I hope to be a voice in a world where we are still a minority.

Travelling while being apart of the LGBT+ community is challenging and scary, the first thing I have to do when visiting somewhere new is search the laws and views regarding my sexuality. Can I be put in jail for just existing in this country? Or am I okay? I’ve come to terms with the fact my safety and ethics will be a priority over any plans I have to explore, so Russia and Dubai aren’t on the table for me. I never want to put myself in a situation where I feel unsafe, or where I’d actively be giving money to an area that discriminates against people like me.

It’s not all bad though, I promise! Wandering the world as an LGBT+ person can be very rewarding, visiting monuments of queer culture throughout the world is so enlightening into what the community has gone through to be at this point in history (visiting the Stonewall Inn is on the top of my bucket list).

You’re gay we get it, shut up.
— Everyone