After almost six years of following Gala Darling online and devouring her blog posts, I finally got to meet her in Brooklyn as she celebrated the release of her first book (which I have ALSO been devouring on the beach, on the train, and in my room whenever possible).
Reading the text, you really feel like she gets you, and it stems from her ability to tap into the collective fears and struggles of so many young, creative people.
At her book signing, she inspired the room with tips on everything from staying motivated to getting published.
If you’re not familiar with Gala, she’s pretty much a shooting star in the shape of a girl. She’s a powerhouse of positivity and an advocate of “radical self love”—a phrase she coined to encourage women to love themselves and prioritize the things they’re passionate about.
This movement aims to create a wave of good energy that will change the world, one awesome female at a time. In her book, she explains in great detail how she went from being a miserable girl to an empowered young woman.
I truly adore her transparency and creativity. Here are 6 things I learned from her talk.