We Have So Much Room to Grow

GABRIELLE DEMEARY

I love the waterfront, especially at night when you can walk on that bridge and see the water, the sky, the colors. I just like how peaceful it is. I’ve been really in tune with just listening to instrumentals, meditating. I like to be by myself in my house, light my candles and incense, just be in my own little world.

 

My goal is to be in the beauty industry. I want to start my own skincare line eventually, or something with natural hair. I just want people to feel good on the outside and the inside.

 

I’m trying to learn more about guns to protect me. Even though I have a boyfriend and live with him, he’s not always there. It makes me more cautious with cops, for sure. Are you a good cop or a bad cop? Because it can be anybody. Anybody can just come in your house and just break in and probably get away with it without any proof. You can have all the body cameras and all the witnesses in the world, and they would still be like, ‘You’re the problem.’

 

 

I just want peace. Louisville’s such a beautiful city. It’s underrated, honestly. There’s a lot of beautiful people. There’s a lot of great creators. The future us just need to step together and make an example for everyone else.

 

I just want to be happy. All the way around. Just happiness.”

This is one of 26 interviews with Black women that ran in our 2020 No. 6 print issue.
Photos by Charlee Black.

 

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