Kira Salak, Writer, Adventurer, and Journalist. She was the first woman to cross Papua New Guinea, following a 1927 route taken by Australian officer Ivan Champion, and was the first person to kayak solo down the Niger River.
"Growing up, I always had low self-esteem, and travel was empowering for me. By going to unfamiliar or even hostile areas, I discovered parts of myself I didn’t know were there. It was a way for me to be reborn, in a sense, to discover who I was and what I was capable of."
"What interests me is the inner journey. I find the more open you are about your own vulnerabilities and failures—the more authentically human you are—the better you can relate to other people.”
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