While our objective as a group is to elevate women who explore the world, no group can prosper without allies. From his years of taking us around the globe and inspiring us to visit the parts unknown, to his outspoken support of women, Anthony Bourdain was the ally we could only have hoped to have.
He was an inspiration to us in ways we didn’t even realize. He was a man who made the world seem next door, when where he was couldn’t have been farther away or more seemingly inaccessible.
His curiosity, his authenticity, and his generosity inspired us, and so many more just like us, to do more with our lives. To see more, to experience more, and to be more.
His loss is a void we cannot begin to think about filling. We will cherish the impact he had on us, and the world, in the only way we can, by being better.
Pour yourself a beer, go to your local hole-in-the-wall foreign restaurant, and chat with a new person about what their culture means to them. If we all do as Anthony would, the world will be a better place.
Cheers to you and yours, Anthony. We’ll all miss the beauty you brought to this world.