Tag Archive: white savior complex

Service Trips, White Savior Complex, and Voluntourism Revisited.

A question to all those going or have gone on international service trips – if you could go with no camera, would you? If you weren’t able to share stories from your trip… Continue reading

Voluntourism Revisited.

A while back, I wrote about the white savior complex and voluntourism, two things that not only have a big impact on local (and usually poor/rural) communities but things I’ve also been complicit… Continue reading

The White Savior Industrial Complex and Voluntourism.

I do want to clarify that I am a privileged white US citizen – for years, I donated to many organizations where I could perform in a white savior way (sponsoring orphans to… Continue reading