I don’t think she came off as bitter, preachy or incredibly negative. She just backed the fact that people have bills. It’s illogical to think she’s bitter considering she made a point of saying she is well-traveled. She doesn’t gain or lose anything from other people traveling; she’s just saying don’t shame people who simply cannot do it. It’s no deeper than that. People are projecting their own guilt trips on this post.

She says clear as day, “ I was able to travel, and even though I paid for my life abroad with my own work, it was still a result of a healthy amount of privilege.”

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